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.
“Sojourners and Exiles”1 Peter 2:11-12 Sermon • Includes Transcript • 40:33 • ID: 3551
Declaring His Praise1 Peter 2:9 Sermon • 35:22 • ID: 2723
Belonging — Part One1 Peter 2:9-10, Romans 12:1-13 Sermon • Includes Transcript • 39:49 • ID: 2508
Belonging — Part Two1 Peter 2:9, Romans 12:1-13 Sermon • Includes Transcript • 28:53 • ID: 2509
The Bible Is Clear1 Peter 2:9-11 Sermon • 41:39 • ID: 1658
Am I Committed?1 Peter 2:9-11 Sermon • 35:23 • ID: 1660
The Confused Culture and a Compromised Church1 Peter 2:9 - 2 Peter 2:11 Sermon • 36:43 • ID: 1657
The Principle and Pattern of Submission — Part Three1 Peter 2:15-25 Sermon • 36:42 • ID: 1474
The Principle and Pattern of Submission — Part Two1 Peter 2:13-25 Sermon • 32:24 • ID: 1472
The Principle and Pattern of Submission — Part One1 Peter 2:11-17 Sermon • 35:57 • ID: 1471
Standing Firm in Shaky Times, Volume 21 Peter 2:11-25, 1 Peter 3:1-22 Series • ID: 16002
Standing Firm in Shaky Times, Volume 11 Peter 1:1-25, 1 Peter 2:1-10 Series • ID: 16001
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