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Summary: 3 of ? Peter pressed the importance of Christian submission as it related to the Church or Body of Christ. But How is that governance addressed thru the Church? Christian governance regarding the CHURCH(Body of Christ) addresses...

‘For The LORD’S SAKE’—1Peter 2:13—3:12

A. CHRISTIAN GOVERNANCE-&-Government—1Peter 2:13-17

B. CHRISTIAN GOVERNANCE-&-Work—1Peter 2:18-25

C. CHRISTIAN GOVERNANCE-&-Marriage—1Peter 3:1-7

Today we will continue our look at the role of CHRISTIAN GOVERNANCE within the Body of Christ or the CHURCH—

D. CHRISTIAN GOVERNANCE-&-Church-III—1Peter 3:8-12

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Excerpted from Dave Yauk’s ‘I Grew Up in a Ministry Family—& I Hated It’--June 21, 2018 in ChrisitanityToday.com

Mr. Yauk writes concerning his struggle with trusting God:

“I was born & raised in a Christian home. My great-great-grandfather was Louis Talbot, a famous author, one of the founders of Biola University’s Talbot School of Theology, & a preacher who worked closely alongside Billy Graham.”

“Yet despite this lineage of faith, I grew up as a “moralistic therapeutic deist”. I believed loosely in a divine mind that created the world, & I believed that this being would want us to be good & nice to each other. But I knew this “thing” wasn’t especially involved in my life.”

“I attended my family’s church until I was 11 years old. In that time, I acquired a certain cynicism about religion & ministry. The word religion, at its root, means “to bind back,” & I witnessed person after person trying to somehow work back to God through good deeds & moral effort. In many ways, ministry became an idol in my home, & it often kept us from being a close family. Good things, like serving others, inevitably became “God things.” Our home life was emotionally arid & devoid of intimacy, & I grew to hate whatever god would allow this.”

“during this time, I started reading voraciously on the concept of love. I was desperate to learn how to love & be loved. So I studied psychology & read ancient holy books. Soon enough, there were books piled from floor to ceiling around the beanbag chair in my room. One remained unopened: the Bible.”

“But one day, I opened a book—I can’t remember which one—that posed a question I couldn’t answer. The author asked, “Do you have a desire to be perfectly loved?” Of course, my answer was no. That’s impossible! No one can love us perfectly.”[Dave had skirted the question entirely] “And yet the author probed deeper, acknowledging that we still desire this sort of perfect love, even though no one on earth can provide it. We desire to live happily, to never be hurt, & to be loved for who we are.”

“my anger & pragmatism were shaken. Desiring a perfect love is pointless if finding that kind of love is impossible in this life. The persistence of my desire meant that something perfect must exist out there, somewhere.”

“This was the first moment I ever entertained the possibility of a personal god. The book followed up with a famous quote from C. S. Lewis’s Mere Christianity: “If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.”

“Becoming a Christian didn’t make my life any easier. In fact, life got a hundred times more difficult. Immediately after Christ entered my heart, he started dealing with my sin. He led me down the dark & harrowing path of confronting my horrendous addictions, which had by that time reached new heights of destructiveness. He revealed a stubborn tendency toward lying & deception & a violent temper burning with white-hot flames.”

“More & more, I came to understand why I needed Jesus’ love. It was one thing to receive the perfect love that every human being desires; it was quite another to know he had offered this perfect love while I was still a wretched sinner. When I contemplated the weight of the horror my sin had caused, it drove me to a deeper humility. The more I understood my status as a beloved son of God, bought by the precious blood of Jesus, the more I learned to welcome the Holy Spirit into my life as my comforter, counselor, convicter, & confidant.”

‘For The LORD’S SAKE’—1Peter 2:13—3:12

A. CHRISTIAN GOVERNANCE-&-Government—1Peter 2:13-17

B. CHRISTIAN GOVERNANCE-&-Work—1Peter 2:18-25

C. CHRISTIAN GOVERNANCE-&-Marriage—1Peter 3:1-7

Today we will continue our look at the role of CHRISTIAN GOVERNANCE within the Body of Christ or the CHURCH—

D. CHRISTIAN GOVERNANCE-&-Church-III—1Peter 3:8-12

Peter pressed the importance of Christian submission as it related to the Church or Body of Christ.

Christian submission is directly tied to relationship with the Church.

How is Christian governance addressed regarding the Church(Body of Christ)?

6 undertakings/facets of Christian governance regarding the Church(Body of Christ).

We have already found that...

Christian governance regarding the CHURCH(Body of Christ) addresses...

1. SINGLENESS Of MIND(:8-9)

2. The TONGUE(:10)

& today we will examine the fact that...

3—Christian governance regarding the CHURCH(Body of Christ) addresses...LIFESTYLE(:11)

Explanation:(:11)

:11—“Let him turn away from evil & do good; Let him seek peace & pursue it.”

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