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Who's In Charge Around Here? (8 of 13)
THE BOOK OF 1 PETER
I Peter 3:1-7
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
INTRODUCTION: In our lesson last week, we looked at (2:21-25). We talked about Christian suffering. Our two points were in the form of questions: "Why Do We Suffer?" and "Who Is Our Example?" The answers are: We suffer because we are Christians, and our example of suffering is Christ. No one ever suffered like Jesus suffered. Yes, other people have been beaten and scourged; and yes, other people were crucified, but friend, no one else ever bore our sins and suffered our hell: "Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed" (1 Peter 2:24).
This evening we pick up our lesson in chapter three, continuing with the subject of submission. Remember, the emphasis in the last part of chapter two is submission—submission to human government and submission to those in authority over us. In (vs. 18), Peter writes, "Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear (or respect).
Chapter three begins; "Likewise ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands...." The modern day feminist movement doesn't like the idea of submitting to the authority of a man.
HUMOR: Lilly and Beth were sitting on the patio, enjoying a cup of tea, when Lilly's excited daughter rushed outside to show her mother her new "First Promise Ring." "Oh, mother!" she exclaimed. "Look at what Jerry has just given me!" Her mother smiled and gave her a hug. When her daughter left, Lilly turned to Beth and said, I would never want to tell her that marriage requires at least 5 more rings: The Engagement Ring, the Wedding Ring, the Suffe-Ring, the Endu-Ring, and the ring you have to put in that man's nose to show him who's boss.
Let's put down three things this evening:
I. God's Instructions to Wives
II. God's Instructions to Husbands
HUMOR: R ...
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