February 26, 2017

Freely Subject Yourself
1 Peter 2:13-17
Be subject for the Lord's sake to every human institution, whether it be to the emperor as supreme, 14 or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good. 15 For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people. 16 Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God. 17 Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.
In essence, Peter says to his readers, "Because you are free, be slaves/servants/subjects". On the surface this doesn't seem to make a lot of sense. However, as we'll see, it does make sense in God's economy. In fact, this is how God has worked from the beginning. Let's pray that God would help us to see his wisdom in what seems at first to be folly. And let's pray that in so doing, everyone of us would eager to lay our lives down as a testimony to the reality of the saving and transforming power of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Memory Verse

1 Peter 3:17-18 - For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that should be God's will, than for doing evil. For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit...

Berea

Hebrews Chapter in
The King in His Beauty by Schreiner

Worship Service Order

SONG: “I Will Follow”

Greeting/Exhortation

SONG: “Come Thou Almighty King”
SONG: “Jesus Shall Reign”

Sermon

Offering

SONG: “Crown Him with Many Crowns”
SONG: “Declare His Glory”

Benediction/Dismissal

Worship Service Times

Prayer
8:45-9:00am

Sunday School
9:00-10:15am

Worship Service
10:30am-Noon

Family Ministry
4:00pm-5:30pm