Over the past few weeks, we've explored how we are to live as those who have hope in regards to being subject to human authority. Since the onset of the COVID pandemic, we've observed many reactions to authority and they don't seem to match up with what Scripture says to do. It is clear that the world responds differently than those who have hope. How much so? Plan to join us as we gather around the Scriptures this weekend and find out.
A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned in the message that telling people the Bible says to submit to the government is safer than telling wives to submit to their husbands. While I was somewhat kidding in that message, the truth is that I'm not far off. I usually get more feedback on sermons with this topic than any other? Why is that? I believe it's because these verses are often misapplied and they are perceived as unfair to wives. I hope that you'll make time to watch our sermon video to find out why I think this.
One of the common themes of 1 Peter is the notion of how do Christians deal with suffeirng. This week, our text takes us again to this topic within a discussion of submitting to those who treat you unjustly. Is someone's sin a justification for your sin? I hope that you'll make time to watch our sermon video to find out.
As many of you know, I love to play board games. One thing about board gamers is that we always look for an advantage in the rules. Sometimes we don't like the rules so we change them. The ironic thing is that we often do the same thing both with Scripture and with the laws of our civil government. This week, our study of 1 Peter forces us to ask the hard question of how a Christian is to act in relationship to all of human authority. I hope that you'll make time to watch our sermon video and also join us at 11 am on Sunday for a time of study and fellowship.
Special thanks to Reawaken Hymns for the music this week (www.reawakenhymns.com).