Sermon Notes from "Heavenly Citizens Under Earthly Authority: Living With Proper Honor, Love, and Fear." Sermon by Mitch Chase.
1 Peter 2:13-17.
A. Obeying Governmental Authorities
B. x-refs. Rom 13:1-7; Titus 3, etc.
II. Be Subject to Governing Authority (vv. 13-15)
A. Governmental Responsibility
1. Punish those who do evil.
2. Praise those who do good.
B. God's Will For Us (v. 15): As believers, we should live in such a way that we cannot rightly be accused by others.
III. Live As Free Servants of God (v. 16)
A. We are not free to serve ourselves.
B. We are not free to worship false gods.
C. We are free to serve God.
IV. Relate Rightly to Everyone (v. 17)
A. Honor others.
B. Love the Church.
C. Fear God.
D. Honor the Emperor.
1. Recognize his authority and relate rightly to him.
2. We must honor those in authority in the way we speak.