Greater Hope: Submission and Suffering

Series: Greater Hope

February 17, 2019 | Dr. Wes George

Passage: 1 Peter 2:13-25

Submission exists in the Godhead.

. . .and God is the head of Christ. 1 Corinthians 11:3b; John 16:7, 16:13; 17:3-4

. . .but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Philippians 2:7-8

Submission is for the sake of the Lord.

15 For asuch is the will of God. . .

  1. . .as bondslaves of God

            Submit to the divineauthority.

Submit therefore to God. James 4:7

            Submit to humanauthority. 1 Peter 2:13-15

13 Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human institution. . .

            Submit to spiritualauthority. Hebrews 13:17

Obey your leaders, and submit to them; for they keep watch over your souls, as those who will give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with grief, for this would be unprofitable to you. Hebrews 13:17

Submission is for the sake of the lost.  1 Peter 2:11-12

11Beloved, I urge you as aliens and strangers to abstain from fleshly lusts which wage war against the soul. 12 Keep your behavior excellent among the Gentiles, so that in the thing in which they slander you as evildoers, they may because of your good deeds, as they observe them, glorify God in the day of visitation. 

            You should submit and abstain from fleshly lusts because it hurts you.

            You should submit and abstain from fleshly lusts because it helps the lost.

Submission is for the sake of the life in suffering. 21-15

            Christ is our example in suffering.

  1. . .since Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example for you to follow in His steps,

            Christ is our substitute through His suffering.

He did not revile in return. . .He uttered no threats. . .kept entrusting Himself to Him

            Christ is our Shepherd in suffering.

25 For you were continually straying like sheep, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Guardian of your souls.

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