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Understanding Authority and Submission, Part 3

February 4, 2024 Speaker: Dr. Dave Berry Series: 1 Peter: Worship Through Suffering

Topic: Authority, Government Scripture: 1 Peter 2:11–17, Romans 13:1–8

Big Idea - God has instituted governments, in bounded and limited ways, to promote order, safety, peace, freedom and punish evil through the administration of law, symbolized by the sword...and this is to provide a safe context for the creation commission and great commission to flourish. 

  1. What is Government and What Is It For?
    • 1 Peter 2:13-14
    • Genesis 9:5-7
  2. What is the Relationship Between God and Governments?
    • 1 Peter 2:13-14
    • Romans 13:1–2, 4
    • Psalm 47:2, 7-8
    • Psalm 2
    • Revelation 1:5
    • Job 12:23
  3. What is the Jurisdiction and Limitations, if any, of Government?
    • 1 Peter 2:13–14
    • Isaiah 5:20
    • Isaiah 10:1-4
    • Romans 13:4