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Summary: 1 of 4. Peter confirmed the role of Christian submission in relation to the obligations of servants. Christian submission is crucial in or pertinent to our work obligations. But How? Christian governance is at WORK thru submission to...

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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

Attention:

Marc Taylor, a fresh graduate from college with a business degree had been very prompt about getting his resumé to a firm for whom he was very interested in working. To his greatest joy, the company had interviewed him twice, along with many other candidates. After waiting for their response, he finally received the letter which politely gave him the news that they could not hire him. Undaunted, he sent them the following letter...

Re: Rejected Rejection

Dear Ms. Ezell:

Thank you for your letter of July 17. After careful consideration I regret to inform you that I am unable to accept your refusal to offer me employment with your firm. This year I have been particularly fortunate in receiving an unusually large number of rejection letters. With such a varied & promising field of corporate candidates it is impossible for me to accept all refusals for employment.

Despite your company's outstanding qualifications & previous experience in rejecting applicants, I find that your rejection does not meet with my needs at this time. Therefore, I will initiate employment with your firm immediately following graduation.

I look forward to seeing you then.

Best of luck in rejecting future candidates.

Sincerely, Marc Taylor

In our study of 1Peter we have examined the fact that

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

We’ve answered the question...WHAT’s So GREAT About GOD?(1:3-12)

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

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

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

We began by examining that GOVERNANCE in relation to GOVERN-MENT(1Peter 2:13-17).

Today we will continue by looking at CHRISTIAN GOVERNANCE in relation to our WORK Obligations—

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

Peter confirmed the role of Christian submission in relation to the obligations of servants.

Christian submission is crucial in or pertinent to our work obligations.

‘Pertinent’—“Having a clear decisive relevance to the matter at hand.”

How is Christian governance addressed thru our work obligations?

4 aspects of Christian governance that are addressed thru our Work obligations.--(or at work or in the workplace)

1—Christian governance is at WORK thru submission to...

SUPERIORS(:18)

Explanation:(:18)

:18—“Servants, be submissive to your masters with all fear, not only to the good & gentle, but also to the harsh.”

“Servants,...”

Regarding the above declarations to live submissively within secular government as God’s free men(:13-17), Peter now turns his attention to the many who are physically & politically(societal/cultural) enslaved.

This would appropriately appeal to many Christians, because slaves of various beliefs were very prominent among the Gentiles & would have been part of the Jew’s understanding & acceptance of their world.


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