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Summary: 1 of 6. Peter pressed & confirmed the crucial role of Christian governance regarding Christian marriage. But how is Christian governance addressed in our marital obligations? Christian governance in MARRIAGE addresses...

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‘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

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

So far in our study of 1Peter we have examined the fact that

Christians are...CONSIDERED ALIEN(1:1-2)...

We’ve discovered...WHAT’s So GREAT About GOD—(1:3-12)

Discovered God’s means of...UNLEASHING Your SPIRITUAL VITALITY/Vigor(1:13-21)

We’ve also found the importance of LOVING THE BRETHREN(1:22—2:12).

We have seen how those truths play into the overall scheme of Submission...the give-&-take of relationships within CHRISTIAN GOVERNANCE....

We began by examining the relationship of CHRISTIAN GOVERNANCE in relation to GOVERNMENT(1Peter 2:13-17).

That was followed with the relationship of CHRISTIAN GOVERNANCE in relation to WORK(1Peter 2:18-25).

Today we will continue by looking at CHRISTIAN GOVERNANCE in relation to MARRIAGE—

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

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

Governance by God in Marriage.

Attention:

Guidance—

Just up the road from my home is a field, with two horses in it. From a distance, each looks like every other horse.

But if one stops the car, or is walking by, one will notice something quite amazing.

Looking into the eyes of one horse will disclose that he is blind. His owner has chosen not to have him put down, but has made a good home for him. This alone is amazing.

Listening, one will hear the sound of a bell. Looking around for the source of the sound, one will see that it comes from the smaller horse in the field. Attached to her bridle is a small bell. It lets her blind friend know where she is, so he can follow her.

As one stands & watches these two friends, one sees how she is always checking on him, & that he will listen for her bell & then slowly walk to where she is, trusting that she will not lead him astray. Led faithfully.

The blind horse needed guidance from the seeing one.

We all need to be guided by God Himself & by God working thru others.

Peter pressed & confirmed the crucial role of Christian governance regarding Christian marriage.

Christian governance is foundational in/to Christian marriage.

How is Christian governance addressed in our marital obligations?

...OR...

What does Christian governance or submission look like in Christian marriage?

2 applications of Christian governance for/in marriage.

2 aspects of Christian governance that are addressed in/within marriage.

1—Christian governance in MARRIAGE addresses...

A Submissive Attitude for WIVES(:1-6)

:1—“Wives, likewise, be submissive to your own husbands, that even if some do not obey the word, they, without a word, may be won by the conduct of their wives,”

:2—“when they observe your chaste conduct accompanied by fear.”

:3—“Do not let your adornment be merely outward--arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel--“

:4—“rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle & quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.”

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