Holiness, Joy and Suffering #11

A journey through 1 Peter 2:13-17

By Aaron Holman, January 10, 2021

Be subject to every human authority. This is not an easy command, yet if we follow Jesus it is something we must learn to embrace.

1 Peter 2:13-17

The default Christian attitude towards government figures is and

1 Peter 2:13-14

This command does not rely on any

Romans 13:1-2

When Biden is sworn in as the next president it is ultimately

If Peter writes this about Nero, what does it mean for me?

Romans 13:3-4

We should We should not

1 Peter 2:15-16

Because we will be subjected to unfair scrutiny we should

Jeremiah 29:4-5, 7

When Daniel refused to stop praying and his friends refused to bow down to idols, those were

1 Peter 2:17

How can I better honor and obey those that God has placed over me?

Verses for further study

  • Romans 13:1-7

Questions for discussion

  • Why do we find submission in general to be so difficult?
  • Why is it important to understand who Nero is when we read this letter?
  • How was the Christian’s attitude toward the government different than the rest of the Roman empire?
  • What are some tangible ways that we can live these verses out?

Parent Cues

  • Review this month's memory verse from Luke 16:10a. Does anyone have it memorized yet?
  • This week we are talking about sharing what you have. Find opportunities this week to share with family members and friends.
  • Parents and kids discuss together a time that someone shared something with you that made you feel special.
  • This month as we talk about responsibilities. Give your children the chance to share about a responsibility they have at home or at school that they enjoy doing.