Living Stone(s): Theology for Community - Discipleship Guide

The foundation and cornerstone of the Church is the person and work of Jesus Christ. He alone is the living stone upon which the church is build upon as we advance his Kingdom mission.

To be a Christian is to be a part of this reality, that we exist together as living stones. There simply is no other kind of Christianity. 

The letter of 1 Peter is theology for that community

It’s about what we believe together and how we live together.

This is seen in the books primary theme, summed up in 1 Peter 2:4-5:

“As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.”

For the next 12 weeks, our journey through 1 Peter together will lead us to a deeper understanding of our what it means to be a community centered on Jesus.

Each week’s teaching revolves around the shared identity and responsibilities of the Christian community and the topics mirror this aim: “Our Message, Our Identity, Our Marriages, etc.” We are not interested in separated and isolated theology, but living and active communal conviction. 

The Disciples Guide was created as a tool for you, your families, and community groups to further explore the text and the sermons from 1 Peter each week.

Within the guide you'll find recommended resources, upcoming events, questions and prayers for your community.

Click here for the 1 Peter Discipleship Guide


Ryan Smith