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11: The Purpose of Submission in Christian Life

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In this episode of “At This Table,” hosts Carol and Athena invite listeners to explore a word that many shy away from – submission. They guide us through 1 Peter 2:11-3:7. The episode, titled “Taste and See,” uncovers the essence of God’s goodness and the profound transformation that comes from walking in obedience and community.

Key Topics Discussed:

    1. Context of Submission: A look into the context of submission and why it is important.
    2. A deep dive into the three areas we are asked to submit: When and why we are to submit to government, to those over us in our workplace, and in our marriages.
    3. Analysis of 1st Peter Chapter 2:11-3:7: The hosts discuss what submission is, and what it is not. How submission has been misused and abused, but when walked out in the way God intended, it produces a unity and always glorifies God.

Key Takeaways:

  1. The Purpose of Submission in Christian Life: The context of submission, as explored in 1 Peter 2:11-3:7, highlights its importance as a foundational aspect of Christian living. This passage teaches that submission is not about oppression or loss of personal freedom, but rather, it’s about following God’s order to bring peace, unity, and honor to Him.
  2. Submission Across Different Spheres of Life: The deep dive into the areas of required submission—government, workplace, and marriage—illustrates the comprehensive nature of this principle in a believer’s life recognizing God’s supreme authority and trusting in His divine plan.
  3. Misinterpretation and True Meaning of Submission: Through the analysis of 1 Peter 2:11-3:7, it becomes evident that submission has often been misunderstood and misapplied. The discussion reveals that true biblical submission is not about suppression or endorsing unjust treatment; instead, it is a mutual, respectful, and loving acknowledgment of God’s order.


At This Table: Taste and See” offers a profound look into the heart of 1st Peter, revealing that true biblical submission is a call to live out God’s love and order in every aspect of our lives, from government and workplace to our most intimate relationships. Carol and Athena’s discussion invites us all to taste and see that indeed, God is good, while gaining a deeper appreciation for the profound impact of godly submission in all areas of our life.

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