Believers are called to display the character of Christ by submitting to those in authority even when it is painful to do so.
1. Servants and masters.
a. Who were the slaves?
b. Who were the masters?
2. The circumstances of submission.
a. Submitting to kind and good masters.
b. Submitting to unbelieving and cruel masters.
3. Motivation for submission.
a. Submission is pleasing to God.
b. Submission fulfills our calling to display the character of Christ.