September 18, 2011 – Morning Worship

Monday 1 Peter 2:11-25
How can Peter say in the same passage “live as people who are free” (vs. 16) and  “be subject…to every human institution” (vs. 13)?  How do we do both?

Tuesday Genesis 47:9; Nehemiah 9; 1 Peter 2:11-12
What does a sojourner and exile look like?  How does this lead to the warning to “abstain from the passions of the flesh”?  How is our thinking and living informed by our “resident alien” status as Christ’s people?

Wednesday John 19:1-37; 22:1, 15-19; 1 Peter 2:13-17
Why does Peter call followers of Christ to be subject to human institutions of authority?  How do we see Jesus affirming these truths before Pilate?  How do we do this practically as 21st century Americans?

Thursday 1 Samuel 24; Psalm 59; 1 Peter 1:18-21
Why does Peter exhort God’s people to be subject even to unjust authorities?  How do we apply these instructions for servants and masters in our context when we don’t have slaves/servants and masters?

Friday Philemon; Romans 13:1-7; Colossians 3:22-4:1; Ephesians 6:5-9; Titus 3:1
How do Paul’s admonitions compare with Peter’s?  What is God saying here to us through his apostles?

Saturday Isaiah 53; Ezekiel 34:1-16; John 10:7-15; 1 Peter 2:21-25
How does this hymn-like description of Jesus Christ in 1 Peter 2:21-25 undergird Peter’s exhortation in 2:11-20?  Why does Peter keep coming back to these descriptions of Jesus (1:2-3, 19-21; 2:4-8; 3:18, 21-22; etc.)?  What does this mean for us?`