The principle of submission in presented in many different ways in the New Testament.

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  1. – Jesus submitted to His parents (Luke 2:51).
  2. – Demons submitted to the disciples (Luke 10:17).
  3. – Citizens should submit to government authority (Romans 13:1 and 5, Titus 3:1, 1 Peter 2:13).
  4. – The universe will submit to Jesus (1 Corinthians 15:27 and Ephesians 1:22).
  5. – Unseen spiritual beings submit to Jesus (1 Peter 3:22).
  6. – Christians should submit to their church leaders (1 Corinthians 16:15-16 and 1 Peter 5:5).
  7. – Wives should submit to husbands (Colossians 3:18, Titus 2:5, 1 Peter 3:5, and Ephesians 5:22-24).
  8. – The church should submit to Jesus (Ephesians 5:24).
  9. – Servants should submit to masters (Titus 2:9 and 1 Peter 2:18).
  10. – Christians should submit to God (Hebrews 12:9 and James 4:7).

.”Submission involves at least four things.

  1. First, it begins with an attitude of entrusting oneself to God The focus of our life must be on Jesus Christ.
  2. Second, submission requires respectful behavior (1Pe 3:1,2). Nagging is not respectful behavior.
  3. Third, submission involves the development of a godly character (1Pe 3:3-5
  4. Fourth, submission includes doing what is right (1Pe 3:6). It does not include violating other Scriptural principles. Submission is imperative for oneness in marriage. (Expository Notes)
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