And coming to Him as to a living stone, rejected by men, but choice and precious in the sight of God, you also as living stones are being built up as a spiritual house for a Holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices to God to God, through Jesus Christ. NIV
When I read this scripture, I began to get a better picture of the Church, that Jesus Christ died for. Because a Church is a body of believers, we are the living stones that build out from the corner stone which is Jesus Christ.
When Jesus told us in Mark 16:15 to ” go into all the world and preach the gospel” which is to believe that He died on the cross, and rose again for our sins, that those that accept this by faith in Jesus Christ, become a living stone.
This living stone connects to the other body of believers, or living stones, and they by continuing to preach the gospel build other living stones, upon this foundation.
The mortar to set the living stones is the Word of God. The preacher lays the mortar by preaching the Word of God.
We all have a part in building up a body of believers, and to set more living stones, building a Church that is a spiritual sacrifice, acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.