Hope Community Church
REFUEL Mid-Week Bible Study (June 13th, 2018)
A casual, topical bible study to help "fill up your tank" in the middle of the week. Come as you are and dig deeper into the Word! • Hope's Coffee Café - coffee/tea bar in the foyer from 6:30-6:55 PM • Child Care (ages 6wks-5yrs) & Kids "Mid-Week Mania" (grades K-5th) provided
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  • Hope Community Church
    1240 Jay St, Waterford Twp, MI 48327, USA
    Wednesday 7:00 PM
Perseverance [Part 8]
“Authority Pt. 2”
1 Peter 2:13-25
(See also Romans 13:1-8)

In this study we'll explore Perseverance through the lens of Civil Authority.

Perseverance defined:
(1) patient endurance in the face of adversity or opposition
(2) repeated behavior in spite of resistance

Authority defined:
(1) power to influence or command thought, opinion, or behavior
(2) freedom granted by one in authority
How should Christians respond to Civil Authority?

1. We should be submissive.
How should Christians respond to Civil Authority?

1. We should be submissive.
• They are appointed by God.

2. We should be supportive.
How should Christians respond to Civil Authority?

1. We should be submissive.
• They are appointed by God.

2. We should be supportive.
• They support the common good of all men.

3. We should be respectful.
How should Christians respond to Civil Authority?

1. We should be submissive.
• They are appointed by God.

2. We should be supportive.
• They support the common good of all men.

3. We should be respectful.
• They are partial... as are we.

4. We should be reflective.
How should Christians respond to Civil Authority?

1. We should be submissive.
• They are appointed by God.

2. We should be supportive.
• They support the common good of all men.

3. We should be respectful.
• They are partial... as are we.

4. We should be reflective.
• They need Jesus more than we need liberty.
In summary, our actions should point others to:
God, our ultimate authority.
In summary, our actions should point others to:
God, our ultimate authority.

When any authority commands what God has forbidden, or forbids what God has commanded, a Christian must obey the Author of all authority, God Himself. (NKJV Study Bible note)

The Gospel, our ultimate security.
In summary, our actions should point others to:
God, our ultimate authority.
The Gospel, our ultimate security.
Godliness, our ultimate responsibility.