by Marvin D. Patterson

How to Excel as a Christian Citizen!
Marvin Patterson
1 Peter 2:13-20

We are going into the area of politics and civil authority tonight, and on the lighter side, here are a few ideas to think about!

A man walks up to the Marine guard at the White House front gate and asked to see President Clinton. The guard says "Sorry sir but Clinton is no longer president."

The man comes back the next day and again approaches the same guard and asks to see President Clinton. Again the guard says "Sir, Clinton is no longer president." The man leaves but comes back the third day and again asked to see President Clinton.

The guard says " have been here three days in a row asking to see President Clinton...and I have told you each time that Clinton is no longer president...what gives?"

The man says "I know... I just like hearing it."

A busload of politicians were driving down a country road when, all of a sudden, the bus ran off the road and crashed into a tree in an old farmer's field. The old farmer, after seeing what had happened, went over to investigate. He then proceeded to dig a hole to bury the politicians.

A few days later the local sheriff came out, saw the crashed bus, and asked the old farmer where all the politicians had gone.

The old farmer said he had buried them.

The sheriff asked the old farmer, "Were they all dead?"

The old farmer replied, "Well, some of them said they weren't, but you know how them politicians lie."


We are continuing our study in this very informative epistle called 1 Peter. Tonight, we will examine an area that does not come natural to any of us, and that is the area of obedience. By nature, we want to do our own thing, but God calls us to obedience in the remainder of this passage. Paul talked about this in Romans 13 when he admonished us to obey the higher powers, for they are set up by God. Now Peter addresses this area of the Chrisian life, and tells us that we are t ...

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