THE SUBMISSIVE OBEDIENCE OF JESUS CHRIST
I Peter 2:2l-25
INTRO. "We owed a debt we could not pay, Jesus paid a debt He
did not owe." In this statement we have a summation of Calvary.
In this text we see Jesus lifted high as our pattern and our
propitation. The Apostle Peter is used in a great way after His
experience in Luke 22:3l to depict the cross. Remember, it was
he that said, after rebuking Jesus, "Far be it from You, Lord;
this shall not happen to You!" (Matt. l7:22).
I. THE PATTERN OF HIS SUFFERING. v.2l-23
v.2l:"EXAMPLE" a copy-piece to be traced or imitated by
children learning to write; our painting-by-number kits.
This is based on verses l8-20.
Consider the attitude of our Lord as He faced the
sufferings of the cross. He was falsely accused and
until the flesh hung from His head, and His hands and feet
were pierced with nails. He hung on the cross, tortured
by excruciating pain, until He cried out, "It is
Yet no complaint was heard from His lips. Not the
slightest hatred was shown. Rather, He prayed, "Father,
forgive them; for they know not what they do."
v.2l Peter says "Hereunto were ye called." Ours is a
serious obligation. God grant that we may hold high the
standard and exemplify Christ's spirit of forgiveness and
A. JESUS SUFFERED SINLESSLY. 22a.
That I cannot personalize. The Apostle Peter realized
that befo ...
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