In 1 Peter 2:13-3:7, the apostle Peter instructs Christians in how they should respond to authority, specifically in situations of unjust authority or when treated poorly. In the context of civil authority, scripture guides us through the principles of submission as well as the exceptions. With Christ as our model, Christians are called to submit to and respect those who hold positions of authority in our lives. We are also called to stand against any dehumanizing laws and practices, and to advocate for justice.
This sermon series in 1 Peter will encourage, instruct and challenge Christians to live as citizens of the kingdom of heaven while remaining as citizens of the kingdom of man. The scriptures will speak to questions such as: Who are we? How much should we be like or unlike the world? How do we respond when we experience suffering?