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Summary: 2 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-II—1Peter 2:18-25

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

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

In 1Peter we will continue to examine the overall scheme of Submission—the give-&-take of relationships within CHRISTIAN GOVERNANCE.

Today we will continue looking at CHRISTIAN GOVERNANCE & our WORK Obligations in:

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

Attention:

I got saved in the midst of my working at the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography just ourside of Savannah, GA. It was a great job with fair pay & excellent benefits. But not too long after my coming to Jesus Christ, saving faith in Christ, I became a disgruntled employee. Myself & another employee started complaining about the ‘paltry’ lack of increase in our pay. Skidaway was part of the University System of Georgia & we were paid accordingly—State supported & raises were understandably limited. The problem was not the state’s nor Skidaway’s but ours. It was personal. Both of us ‘fussers’ had recently over-obligated ourselves to houses rather than renting. My wife & I had just begun our family with the birth of our first daughter. I was blessed to have a job where, as I sat to examine items under a stereoscope, I had the privilege of being able to listen to the radio. I was discipled by the likes of J. Vernon McGee, Chuck Swindoll, John MacArthur, etc. via that radio. But in the midst of that discipling, I was disappointed...not because God was calling me into His service, which He was doing, but rather for entirely selfish reasons!...

Picture this scenario: Most of the scientists I worked around were without Christ. They had the opportunity to observe Christ in action thru me & my colleague...I had become recently saved—& they knew it—& I was complaining! Opportunity was there to save souls & to salvage the reputation of the church, but we were too busy as pride-filled complainers to be godly witnesses! What a dishonor to Christ Jesus my Lord!

We did not allow CHRISTIAN GOVERNANCE to rule/control our WORK Obligations. The way in which you handle your Work Obligations, speaks, either positively or negatively, to others about the power of God in Christ Jesus.

B. CHRISTIAN GOVERNANCE-&-Work-II—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)

We have previously found that Christian governance is at WORK thru submission to...

1. SUPERIORS(:18)

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

SUFFERANCE/ing(:19-20)

Explanation:(:19-20)

:19—“For this is commendable, if because of conscience toward God one endures grief, suffering wrongfully.”


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