Living out His Will (1 Peter 2:13-25)

Gearl Spicer Gearl Spicer, February 27, 2022
Part of the All In - Tested By Fire series, preached at a Sunday Online service

1 Peter 2:13–25 (Listen)

13 Be subject for the Lord’s sake to every human institution, whether it be to the emperor as supreme, 14 or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good. 15 For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people. 16 Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God. 17 Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.

18 Servants, be subject to your masters with all respect, not only to the good and gentle but also to the unjust. 19 For this is a gracious thing, when, mindful of God, one endures sorrows while suffering unjustly. 20 For what credit is it if, when you sin and are beaten for it, you endure? But if when you do good and suffer for it you endure, this is a gracious thing in the sight of God. 21 For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps. 22 He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth. 23 When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly. 24 He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. 25 For you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.


Sermon Notes

All In - Tested By Fire
Living out His Will
I Peter 2:13-25

Do you see His will above all else?

Doing His Will:
Requires submission to authority
Conduct that models purpose
Actions that affirm our relationship

*Aligning our hearts to His will require submission so we experience HIs favor and live out our purpose!

*Submit yourselves for the Lord's sake to every human institution, whether to a king as the one in authority…..vs. 13

*For such is the will of God that by doing right you may silence the foolish of ignorant men. vs.15

*Servants, be submissive to your masters with all respect, not only to those who are good and gentle, but also to those who are unreasonable. vs.18

*For you have been called for this purpose, since Christ also suffered for you, leaving an example for you to follow in His steps. vs.21

I. Grasp the power of submission - Obedience - vs. 13-17
A. Authority - model what ultimately leads to praise
B. Freedom - model what impacts through humility
C. Actions - model honor and love that touches lives

II. Pursue His favor in life - Motivation - vs.18-21
A. Submit and respect your work environment
B. Bear a load that brings honor to those who suffer
C. Patiently endure in life

III. Follow In HIs steps - Action - vs.22-25
A. Discover the example He gives us
B. Continually entrust your heart to Him
C. Anchor in the cross to live righteously
D. Surrender daily to the Great Shepherd
Will you submit to His will?

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