True Grace Submission Pt 1

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1 Peter 2:11-17

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True Grace Submission Pt 1

  1. 1. The True Grace of Jesus Christ in the Believer’s Life Brings Submission 1 Peter 2:11-17
  2. 2. 1 Peter 2:11-12 <ul><li>Dear friends, I urge you, as aliens and strangers in the world, to abstain from sinful desires, which war against your soul. Live such good lives among the pagans. That though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us. </li></ul>
  3. 3. 1 Peter 2:13-17 <ul><li>Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every authority instituted among men: whether to the king as supreme authority, or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to command those who do right. For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish men. Live as free men, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil, live as servants of God </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is submission and what does it have to do with grace? <ul><li>Subject ones self; to give in willingly </li></ul>
  5. 5. To What Should We Submit? <ul><li>Exemplary Living </li></ul><ul><li>To Authority </li></ul><ul><li>To Masters </li></ul><ul><li>To Wives </li></ul><ul><li>To Husbands </li></ul><ul><li>What/Who is Missing from the list? </li></ul><ul><li>Why? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Verse 11 <ul><li>The practical side of what it means to be a Christian in a hostile world (1 st Century) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reminded of position </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t derive values from things that are temporary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Passions/sinful desires in warfare </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Soul or the Whole Person </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Verses 12-15 To Authority <ul><li>12 - Live a noble lifestyle </li></ul><ul><ul><li>On the day he visits us (2 views) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>13-14 Submission to Government because of the Lord </li></ul><ul><li>15 – In ordinary situations; persecution Ch.3 </li></ul>
  8. 8. Verses 16 To Authority <ul><li>16 Christians are free because service to God is freedom </li></ul><ul><li>Plato: How can a man be be happy who is the servant of anything? </li></ul><ul><li>Our Response: The service of God, who is the source of joy, is perfect freedom because Christ frees us from the bondage of sin. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Verses 17 To Authority <ul><li>17 Christian social obligations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Love all men </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Love the Brotherhood </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fear God </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Honor the King </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do not be afraid of those who only kill the body and not the soul. Matt. 10:28 </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Gracious Living through Submission depends on <ul><li>God’s provision </li></ul><ul><li>God’s protection </li></ul><ul><li>God’s primacy </li></ul>

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