1 Peter 2:4-5 NIV
 As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him—  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.
Jesus, the living stone – a rock and a place of safety and security but very much alive! And then, wonder of wonders, he makes us like himself, living stones, to be built up together into a living house – our faith is not a museum piece or a dead bit of history but a powerful, living, life-changing work in progress! Under God, the Master-builder, we are being built into something amazing! That’s quite an exciting prospect!!
The church’s one foundation
is Jesus Christ, her Lord;
she is his new creation
by water and the Word:
from heav’n he came and sought her
to be his holy bride;
with his own blood he bought her,
and for her life he died.