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.

        Remaining –

        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?