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For the Lord’s sake, submit to all human authority—whether the king as head of state, or the officials he has appointed. For the king has sent them to punish those who do wrong and to honor those who do right.

-1 Peter 2:13-14

God’s doesn’t have to be a  to be God’s .

Anytime I have a  from God that is in to a from my leader, I must always God.

1. Submitting my opposition.

It is God’s will that your honorable lives should silence those ignorant people who make foolish accusations against you.

-1 Peter 2:15

 If someone asks about your hope as a believer, always be ready to explain it. But do this in a gentle and respectful way. Keep your conscience clear. Then if people slander you, they will be ashamed for saying bad things about your good conduct as a follower of Christ.

-1 Peter 3:15-16

Husbands, respect your wife.  Honor her in all that you do because while she may be physically weaker than you, she is your equal partner in God’s gracious gift of life. Do these things so that nothing will stand in the way of your prayers.

-1 Peter 3:7

2. Submission me.

You are free, but still you are God's servants, and you must not use your freedom as an excuse for doing wrong. Respect everyone, and love the family of believers. Fear God, and respect the king.

-1 Peter 2:16-17

3. Submission makes me  Jesus and makes Jesus  by the world.

It is commendable if someone bears up under the pain of unjust suffering because they are conscious of God

-1 Peter 2:19

 

For God called you to do good, even if it means suffering, just as Christ suffered for you. He is your example, and you must follow in his steps. He never sinned, nor ever deceived anyone.  He did not retaliate when he was insulted, nor threaten revenge when he suffered. He left his case in the hands of God, who always judges fairly. He personally carried our sins in his body on the cross so that we can be dead to sin and live for what is right. By his wounds you are healed.

-1 Peter 2:21-24

4. Submission increases my .

The eyes of the LORD watch over those who do right, and his ears are open to their prayers. But the LORD turns his face against those who do evil.

-1 Peter 3:12

“If you want to enjoy life and see many happy days, keep your tongue from speaking evil and your lips from telling lies.”

-1 Peter 3:10

LIFE APPLICATION
To discuss during the week with your family or Life Group

1. When confronted what is your natural response? Fight? Flight? Freeze?

2. Do you normally have a tough time submitting to authority?

3. What scripture, point or thought from today’s message most stood out to you? Why?

4. What is your next step as a result of this message?