March 19, 2017
HONORING GOD IN HARDSHIP
The Hardship of Challenging Authorities (1 Peter 2:11-21)
“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.” -1 Peter 2:12
Types of Challenging Authority
1. Incompetent Authority
2. Inflexible Authority
3. Immoral Authority
WHAT YOU DO? Submit
Submission to challenging authority involves remaining and refraining.
Submission is God’s calling.
Submission is freely chosen.
Submission is a witness.
HOW YOU DO IT? Knowing
You must know who you are in Christ.
You must know what Christ did for you.
What challenging authority is God asking you to submit to in order to show His glory?