Community Christian Church is a multiethnic non-denominational church in East Harlem where you will meet people just like you. We are real people who deal with all the same issues you face. We aren’t perfect and don’t pretend to be. However, we have found help by drawing closer to Jesus and developing a closer relationships with one another.
In 1 Peter 2:13-3:7, we look at how we need to honor authority as God wants just government and how really is submission as it relates to government, slavery, and the family. In the family, we will look at Ephesians 5 where Paul talks about mutual submission where wives submit to husbands and husbands to wives but loving them as Christ loved the church and laid down his life for her.
How does a Christian live faithfully in an unbelieving world? That is a hard question and the answer that Peter gives is even harder. He says submit. Submission is an attitude of the heart that results in obedience, though not blind obedience. It is done to for the Lord’s sake which means out of reverence and submission to Jesus. As a result of our submission God is honored, His agenda is advanced, people come to faith in Jesus, and we…
Receiving mercy from God and becoming his own possession is a great honor. We are now a chosen people, a royal priesthood, and holy nation. With that great honor comes great responsibility. We are to live good lives and declare God’s praises so more people glorify God by received God’s mercy and become his own possession as well.