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Sermon Outline

Respect for Authority
(1 Peter 2:13-25)

13 Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human authority: whether to the emperor, as the supreme authority, 14 or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right. 15 For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people. 16 Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as God’s slaves. 17 Show proper respect to everyone, love the family of believers, fear God, honor the emperor. (1 Peter 2:13-17, NIV)

Key Point: The Extent of Submission

13 Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human authority: whether to the emperor, as the supreme authority, 14 or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right. (1 Peter 2:13-14, NIV)


Key Point: The Manner of Submission

15 For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people. 16 Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as God’s slaves. (1 Peter 2:15-16, NIV)

Key Point: The Reason for Submission

Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human authority… (1 Peter 2:13a, NIV)

 

Key Point: The Life of Submission

Show proper respect to everyone, love the family of believers, fear God, honor the emperor. (1 Peter 2:17, NIV)