• sojourners – nomads passing through, not residents
  • pilgrims – like Abraham, made his dwelling in Canaan but was a stranger
  • fleshly lusts – not just the “bad” stuff, anything that…
  • war against the soul – flesh vs. spirit.
  • Not living life to please others, but to be an example to them, to be what is in 2:9-10. Specifically to non-believers. The churchʼs failure in this area lends to people hating church.
  • Going to use three areas Christians seems to do the worst in – government, business, marriage/family.
  • How does Peter say we should to that? Submission. The Godhead is the model of submission.
    • Godʼs sacrificial self-giving love – Rom. 5:8, 1 John 4:10.
    • Existed in trinity before creation. Rev. 13:8.
    • The Father gives up His Son. John 3:16-17.
    • The Son seeks only to do the Fatherʼs will. John 4:34.
    • The Spirit seeks to glorify the Son and Father. John 16:13-15.
    • We, as believers to one another. Ephesians 5:21


Originally taught June 28, 2009.