1 Peter 2:4–5, 9

4 As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him—5 you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 9 You are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.

1 Peter 1:3-4,6a

ALL: 3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! 

Leader: In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 

ALL: 4 and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. 

Leader: This inheritance is kept in heaven for you… 6a In all this you greatly rejoice!