For the Lord’s sake submit yourselves to every human authority: whether to the king as supreme, or to governors who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to praise those who do right. For it is God’s will that by doing right you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people. Live like free people, and do not use your freedom as an excuse for doing evil. Instead, be God’s servants. Honor everyone. Keep on loving the community of believers, fearing God, and honoring the king (1Pe 2:13-17).
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s possession, so that you may proclaim the virtues of the one who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light, (1Peter 2:9)
Sadly, there was a glitch in the recording effort for this teaching so there is no audio of the for the second part of 1 Peter 2. The notes are available at this link.
Leaving the book of James behind, Jody introduces the first letter of the Apostle Peter.
Patience, perseverance and the prayer of faith (James 5:13-16). This is the last installment of the series from the letter of James to the churches.
Humble yourselves in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt you.