Pastor Scott explains why the elders feel led to submit to government and appeal to officials, versus rebel. He also discusses at what point the elders would disobey.
Lesson 1: We don't submit: ‚ÄĘ (Part I) ____ ______ (Dan 6:6-10; Jer 27:8-12; Acts 5:29-31, 40-42; 1 Pet 2:13-17). ‚ÄĘ (Part II) ______________ and __________________ (1 Pet 2:21-23). Lesson 2: Build theology with ______________________ supported by ____________________. Lesson 3: We do submit to ______________ ____________ (1 Pet 2:18, 3:1; Jer 27:8-12).
Family Worship Guide Memory Verses: Hebrews 12:1-2
Day 1: Read Dan 6:6-10; Jer 27:8-12; Acts 5:29-31, 40-42; 1 Pet 2:13-17, and discuss: Do you think submission is harder for Americans? Why or why not? Why does God call Christians to submit to authority? Can you think of other individuals in Scripture who didn't submit to sin when ordered by the authority over them?
Day 2: Read Dan 6:6-10; Jer 27:8-12; Acts 5:29-31, 40-42; 1 Pet 2:13-17 and discuss: What does it mean to build theology with imperatives and support it with narratives? How does this lesson apply to the current situation? Can you think of some imperatives in the epistles that have supporting narratives in the Old Testament, Gospels, or Acts? What's wrong with building theology with narratives versus imperatives?
Day 3: Read 1 Pet 2:18, 3:1; Jer 27:8-12, and discuss: Describe Jesus' submission since Peter says it serves as an example for us. What does it look like submitting kicking and screaming? What does it look like to submit without kicking and screaming? Why does God command us to submit to ungodly people?
Scott LaPierre is the senior pastor of Woodland Christian Church, a Regional Facilitator over WA and OR for NCFIC, an author, and conference speaker. He and his wife, Katie, grew up together and God has blessed them with eight children. For more information visit...