No Cross No Glory (1 Peter 2:11-25)Chris Hill, 18th February 2018
Part of the Sermon series, preached at a Fordham Sunday Service service
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2:12 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.
2:13 Submit yourselves for the Lord's sake to every authority instituted among men: whether to the king, as the supreme authority,
2:14 or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right.
2:15 For it is God's will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish men.
2:16 Live as free men, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as servants of God.
2:17 Show proper respect to everyone: Love the brotherhood of believers, fear God, honor the king.
2:18 Slaves, submit yourselves to your masters with all respect, not only to those who are good and considerate, but also to those who are harsh.
2:19 For it is commendable if a man bears up under the pain of unjust suffering because he is conscious of God.
2:20 But how is it to your credit if you receive a beating for doing wrong and endure it? But if you suffer for doing good and you endure it, this is commendable before God.
2:21 To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.
2:22 "He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth."
2:23 When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly.
2:24 He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed.
2:25 For you were like sheep going astray, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.
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