the message "Love the Brotherhood, Fear God, Honor the King." The teaching is taken from 1 Peter chapter two where Peter tells the believers "submit yourselves for the Lord's sake to every authority instituted among men." What makes this astounding is that intense persecution of Christians by the Roman government is about to get underway. How are we supposed to understand this and apply it to our lives today?
This is a very pertinent lesson as we look at the condition of our culture. The governmental structures of this country could quickly turn towards serious persecutions of Christians.
Peter is writing to believers that are trying to live for Christ in a culture that is becoming increasingly unfriendly to Christians. There are significant parallels in 1 Peter to the culture we live in today. Peter sees first-century society becoming hostile and knows that more is coming, so he writes this great letter of encouragement equipping the believers to stand in tough times and look to the greater glory that will be revealed. This series is for the faithful follower of Christ who hears the roar of Rome in the air but is determined to remain steadfast in Christ.