Our Strange Calling (8 of 18) by Larry Osborne

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Our Strange Calling (8 of 18)
Series: 1 Peter - Surviving The Storm
Larry Osborne
1 Peter 2:18-25

A QUICK LOOK BACK (AND FORWARD)
1 Peter 2:13 - 3:12

TODAY'S PASSAGE:
When Your Boss Is A Jerk
And The Company Is Corrupt
1 Peter 2:18-25/ Isaiah 53:4-7

REAL LIFE ANSWERS TO REAL TOUGH QUESTIONS

Why should I obey and honor a godless boss?
1 Peter 2:13-15, 18 and 21/ Colossians 3:22-24/ I Timothy 6:1-2

Does submitting mean I have to stay in a horrible situation?
1 Corinthians 7:17-21

Does submitting mean I have to do whatever I'm told?
Acts 4:18-20 and 5:27-29/ Exodus 1:15-20/ Daniel 3:16-18

If it's legal and moral = Yes
If it's stupid or unfair = Yes
If it's illegal or immoral = No

What if I'm ordered to do something immoral or illegal?
Daniel 1:8-17/ Acts 23:1-5/ Daniel 3:16-18/ Proverbs 19:22

Respectfully push back
Seek out a creative alternative
Accept the consequences

What if I'm in an ''impossible'' situation?
Romans 12:17-21/ Proverbs 3:5-6

So far as possible, live at peace with everyone
Always seek to return good for evil
Trust God to even the score

TAKING IT HOME
Looking back on this week's sermon and study, what's most important for you to remember?

What act of submission to authority do you want or need to work on in the next few weeks to more closely follow Jesus' example?

Is there any compromising situation (illegal, unethical or immoral) you're encountering you'd like prayer for?

Growth Group Homework

QUICK REVIEW
Looking back at your notes from this week's teaching, was there anything that particularly caught your attention, challenged or confused you?

MY STORY
This weekend we heard about ''our strange calling'' as Christians when it comes to dealing with a difficult ''boss.'' Can you think of any times you've had to deal with a difficult authority ...


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