This morning we hosted In At The Deep End, an event put on by the CU geared to encouraging Freshers to survive and thrive as Christians at Uni.
The first five verses of 1 Peter were opened up and explained: Remember who you are! Peter clearly believes in aliens as he tells God’s elect they are ‘strangers in the world’. Our identity is totally wrapped up in Jesus and what he did as he died on the cross was raised to life. Our identity is not bound by popularity in college, how much we can drink, how well we get on with the laydeez. No, our identity is in Christ Jesus.
And we’re strangers in this world. This here is not our home (v1), for we are born into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus from the dead (v3) – an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading! Heaven – the new creation!
Remember who you are! Remember your identity! Like the toothbrush holding cup in the bathroom, we too are set apart (sanctified) for a purpose – obedience to Jesus.