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Summary: 3 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 the theme of CHRISTIAN GOVERNANCE as it relates to MARRIAGE—

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

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.

Christian governance in MARRIAGE addresses...

1. A Submissive Attitude for WIVES(:1-6)

2. A Submissive Attitude for HUSBANDS(:7)

In addressing a Submissive Attitude for Wives, we have found that Christian governance in MARRIAGE addresses...

A. SOUL-WINNING CONDUCT(:1-2)

B. INWARD ADORNMENT(:3-4)

1—Christian governance in MARRIAGE addresses...

A Submissive Attitude for WIVES(:1-6)(3 aspects--A-C) addresses in turn...

A. SOUL-WINNING CONDUCT(:1-2)

B. INWARD ADORNMENT(:3-4)

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C. OBVIOUS REGARD(:5-6)/Precedent/Example

:5—“For in this manner, in former times, the holy women who trusted in God also adorned themselves, being submissive to their own husbands,”

“For in this manner, in former times” shows a continuing path of integrity linked with the Old Testament. The same “manner” speaks to & thru both current & past. Our current moral path is one which has remained unchanged from the beginning. “Also” signifies a direct connection between distant generations.

It is God’s design that there always be “holy women.” These “holy women” have always “trusted in God.” Therefore these have always taken it upon themselves to “adorn themselves” with “the hidden person of the heart”(3:4). *Godly women always seek spiritual “adornment” above & to the exclusion of a merely outward “adornment”(spawned of the flesh)(3:3; 1Tim. 2:9-10).

In their spiritual “adornment”, “holy women” of the past exemplified such “holiness” & “adornment” thru their “being submissive to their own husbands.”

Such a “submission to their own husbands” was & is the God-ordained means of honoring God’s design with man as ‘head.’ God is the one who designed godly male headship in marriage, to be bolstered & maintained thru godly female submission to that headship. His(husband’s) word ought to be the last word!

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