Aliens & Exiles // The Cornerstone

Peter's instructions to a suffering and persecuted church were difficult. Not only does he give several imperatives in the first chapter, he dismantles their identify on earth and informs they that they are aliens and exiles no matte where they reside. And, as the church might start to lose steam in their circumstance, he shows them a glorious picture of Christ and his church, the church that he laid his life down for.