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Submission to Government as Gospel Preaching (1 Peter 2:11-17)

Mike Yates, January 29, 2017
Part of the 1 Peter series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

I. Submit to human authorities (1 Pet. 2:13-14).
II. Submit to human authorities out of obedience to God (v. 13, 15).
III. Submit to human authorities freely, not out of fear (v. 16).
IV. Submit to human authorities as part of a bigger picture (v. 17).

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1 Peter 2:11-17

11 Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul. 12 Keep 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.

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. (ESV)

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