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1 Peter 2:11-25
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11Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul. 12Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation.

Submission to Authority

13Be subject for the Lord's sake to every human institution,2 whether it be to the emperor3 as supreme, 14or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good. 15For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people. 16Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants4 of God. 17Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.

18Servants, be subject to your masters with all respect, not only to the good and gentle but also to the unjust. 19For this is a gracious thing, when, mindful of God, one endures sorrows while suffering unjustly. 20For 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. 21For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps. 22He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth. 23When 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. 24He 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. 25For you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.

Footnotes

  • 2 2:13 Or every institution ordained for people
  • 3 2:13 Or king; also verse 17
  • 4 2:16 Greek bondservants
Displaying 1-10 of 12 sermons for this passage.

Declaring His Praise

1 Peter 2:9 Sermon

Belonging, Part One

1 Peter 2:9-10, Romans 12:1-13

Series: Christian Basics

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Belonging, Part Two

1 Peter 2:9, Romans 12:1-13

Series: Christian Basics

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The Bible is Clear

1 Peter 2:9-11 Sermon

Am I Committed?

1 Peter 2:9-11 Sermon

The Confused Culture and a Compromised Church

1 Peter 2:9 - 2 Peter 2:11 Sermon

Principle and Pattern of Submission, Part Three

1 Peter 2:15-25

Series: Standing Firm in Shaky Times, Volume 2

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Principle and Pattern of Submission, Part Two

1 Peter 2:13-25

Series: Standing Firm in Shaky Times, Volume 2

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Principle and Pattern of Submission, Part One

1 Peter 2:11-17

Series: Standing Firm in Shaky Times, Volume 2

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The Precious Cornerstone

1 Peter 2:4-10

Series: Standing Firm in Shaky Times, Volume 1

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Standing Firm in Shaky Times, Volume 2

1 Peter 2:11-25, 1 Peter 3:1-22 Series

Standing Firm in Shaky Times, Volume 1

1 Peter 1:1-25, 1 Peter 2:1-10 Series