Mary Anna (2 July 2011)
"God's Own People       (1 Peter 2:9-17)"

    "But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, chosen by
God Himself in order that you may proclaim the mighty acts of Him who called you
out of darkness into His marvelous light.  Which in times past were not a people, but
are now God's people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have
received mercy."          (1 Peter 2:9-10 ,KJV, Living Bible)

 Sunday's church lesson from above Bible verses:
    "Peter is telling the early Christians that they are called to be different
from the pagan culture around them. He addresses people who ......are not at
home in any place other than the Kingdom of God."