In our text, Peter is speaking to a people displaced. They are strangers from all over the place and in all places. Strangers because they are saints of heaven living amongst the earthly. Peter, perhaps referring to those who were in Jerusalem on the Day of Pentecost who heard the Gospel in their native tongue, beckons them to the reality of their situation. They strangers scattered because they are from the one body of Christ. It’s not usual for God’s people to find themselves displaced. Peter is well placed to write to those scattered throughout. Peter himself experienced this phenomenon. We must glean some learning from our own scattering over the last couple of months. It’s not usual for God’s people to find themselves displaced.
Sermon starts at 1:09:35