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1 1 Peter 2:11-12 Healthy Relationships 101

2 ! 1 Peter 2:11–3:12 submission

3 relationships

4 1 Peter 2: Dear friends, I urge you, as aliens and strangers in the world, to abstain from sinful desires, which war against your soul. 12 Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us. Negative Command and Motivation Positive Command and Motivation -+-+

5 BIG IDEA God’s people must live for God’s glory in a godless world. 1 Peter 2:11-12

6 11 Dear friends, I urge you, as aliens and strangers in the world, to abstain from sinful desires, which war against your soul. 12 Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us. Motivation Action Enemies 1 John 2:15-17 Gal. 5:17 1 Peter 5: Identity Armor Eph. 6:10-18

7 1 Peter 2: Dear friends, I urge you, as aliens and strangers in the world, to abstain from sinful desires, which war against your soul. 12 Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us Motivation Context Action

8 Charges Against 1 st Century Christians Disloyalty to the state John 19:12 Upsetting trade Acts 16:16 ff.; 19:23 ff. Teaching that slaves are "free" cf. 1Cor 13:13; Gal 3:20 Not participating in festivals because of "hatred of mankind" cf. Col 2:16 Being "atheists" because they had no idols cf. Acts 15:29

9 1 Peter 2: Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us Matthew 5:14-16 Motivation Context Action

10 BIG IDEA God’s people must live for God’s glory in a godless world. 1 Peter 2:11-12 Colossians 3:17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

11 submission relationships Living for the Glory of God

12 BIG IDEA God’s people must live for God’s glory in a godless world. 1 Peter 2: What is my plan for holding back impulses to self-gratification? What is my plan for actively reflecting the character of God in every area of my life all the time? Reflective Questions


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