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The Savior’s Submission

Dan Roca, on June 16, 2019. Part of the Confident Hope in Troubled Times series

1 Peter 2.13-25
The Savior’s Submission

Follow Jesus in his submission to authorities and trust God for justice.

1. Live free in submission to governing authorities (13-17)

Application 1: How will you take steps to live free in submission to the government?
Application 2: Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the president. (v17)

2. Live gracious in submission to private authorities (18-20)

Application 3: What is one way that you can be more gracious in your submission to those in authority over you?

3. Live righteous because Christ submitted even to die in our place (21-25)

Application 4: When faced with injustice, will you put your eyes on Christ and trust him?
Application 5: What steps can you take this week to rest in your salvation in Christ?


1 Peter 2:13-25

13 Be subject for the Lord's sake to every human institution, whether it be to the emperor as supreme, 14 or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good. 15 For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people. 16 Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God. 17 Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.

18 Servants, be subject to your masters with all respect, not only to the good and gentle but also to the unjust. 19 For this is a gracious thing, when, mindful of God, one endures sorrows while suffering unjustly. 20 For what credit is it if, when you sin and are beaten for it, you endure? But if when you do good and suffer for it you endure, this is a gracious thing in the sight of God. 21 For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps. 22 He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth. 23 When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly. 24 He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. 25 For you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls. (ESV)


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