Rev. Lon Lorton

June 10, 2018

1 Peter 2:13-25; 3:15

Submission and Suffering

  • None of us want it.
  • It does fit with our current location and status.

The Problem We Have with Authority

  • We rebel against some (most?) authority over us.
  • "...For the Lord's sake" should change our opinion.

Reasons to Submit to Human Institutions

  • These institutions are God ordained.
  • Our motivation is to God.

Honor Everyone

  • Love the brotherhood.  Fear God.  Honor the emperor.

A God of Justice

  • Let God be God.
  • Let Jesus be our model.

Always be prepared to confound the negative people.  Always be prepared to amaze the idiots and fools.  Always be prepared to make a defense of your hope in Christ.