Series: When The Going Gets Tough (5 of 10) by Stuart Briscoe

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NOTE: This sermon is part 9 and 10 of a 20 part sermon series. Two sermons outlines are included in this download.


Part 9: The Pressures of Privilege
Series: When The Going Gets Tough
Stuart Briscoe
1 Peter 2:9-12

Peter explains to the believers that they are a specially privileged group of people. When understood, this should give them great confidence in facing the future, but it also puts the pressure of privilege upon them.

I. The Place of Privilege. See also Exodus 19:1-6; Isaiah 43:19-21

A. The privilege of becoming "a people." vv. 9-10
1. A chosen people.
a. Chosen to be a people.

b. "We the people…"

2. A holy people.
a. Distinctive in identity.

b. Distinguished by purity.

3. A special people.
a. Specially purchased.


Part 10: The Christian Citizen
Series: When The Going Gets Tough
Stuart Briscoe
1 Peter 2:13-17

The Christian life is lived in the secular world under the scrutiny of God and man. In order that God might be honored and man challenged, certain standards of behavior are expected, particularly in the area of citizenship. Peter specifies three things: authority, liberty and dignity.

I. Authority and the Christian Citizen.

A. The Christian citizen's recognition of authority.
1. Authority in principle.
a. God's character assumes it.

b. God's creation requires it.

c. God's children need it.

2. Authority in practice.
a. Authorities have been instituted. v. 13; Romans 13:1

b. Responsibilities have been indicated. v. 14

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