Sermons

July 26, 2020

Fear God. Honor Everyone.

Sam Crabtree (North Campus) | 1 Peter 2:13-17

Sermon notes to come.

Be subject for the Lord’s sake to every human institution, whether it be to the emperor as supreme, or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good. For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people. Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God. Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.—1 Peter 2:13–17

Sermon Discussion Questions

  • How can a person be subject without being blindly obedient to his authority?
  • How can a wise person distinguish between good and evil?
  • What do you admire about Daniel?
  • What attitude(s) in Jesus enabled him to be subject to the authorities that would arrest him, malign him, bear false witness against him, mock him, and brutalize him?
  • How does it honor an emperor by honoring God more highly?

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