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Romans 13 - NIV

Submission to Governing Authorities

1 Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.

2 Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves.

3 For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and you will be commended.

4 For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer.

5 Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also as a matter of conscience.

Sermons on Romans 13 More sermons: Romans 13

Rodney Fry avatar
Shared by: Rodney Fry on May, 2007
Summary: “Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities.” That’s easy for Paul to say. He didn’t have to deal with a tax-and-spend President, who doesn’t seem to be able to make up his mind. The President smiles nicely but is confused about foreign po
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Scripture: Romans 13:1-7
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 13
Lynn Malone avatar
The Role of Government
Shared by: Lynn Malone on Nov, 2016
Summary: Human government and human leaders are ordained of God. How do their roles intersect with faithfully living as a disciple of Jesus Christ? That is the focus of this sermon.
Scripture: Romans 13:1-7
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 16
Brian Bill avatar
Engage as Citizens
Shared by: Brian Bill on Nov, 2016
Summary: Let's vote but let's also make sure we're living out the Great Commandment and the Great Commission.
Series: Engage
Scripture: Romans 13:1-7
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 305
Caleb Anderson avatar
Favor, Don't Leave Home Without It
Shared by: Caleb Anderson on Nov, 2016
Summary: Conviction can be cultivated. And the more passion you develop… the more clarity you get that this could be a mission from God that motivates me and matters to someone else. (It doesn’t have to be the last project I do… it probably won’t be…)
Scripture: Romans 13:1-2
Denomination: *other
Views: 1,027
Kerry Haynes avatar
Praying for Politicians
Shared by: Kerry Haynes on Sep, 2016
Summary: Sometimes we may be frustrated with our political system, with what our leaders do while in office, with our government as a whole. Yet, God calls us to obey the law, pray for our leaders, and above all, follow God.
I. G. Spong avatar
American Revolution Sermons
Shared by: I. G. Spong on Jul, 2016
Summary: Was the American Revolutionary war an act of un-Christian rebellion or does the Bible support the idea of freedom from tyrants?
Jeremiah B. Menyongai, Jr. avatar
Shared by: Jeremiah B. Menyongai, Jr. on Mar, 2016
Summary: There is a wind of confrontation blowing between law enforcement and the public in our society. There are some bad police officers, but a majority of them are good and out to protect us. Today, we invite them to worship with us and to pray for them.
Scripture: Romans 13:1-7
Denomination: Charismatic
Views: 1,175
Martin Holland avatar
Christians and Government
Shared by: Martin Holland on Oct, 2015
Summary: We as Christians are given some biblical instructions concerning our relationship with government.
Scripture: Romans 13:1-7
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 208
Shawn Drake avatar
Walking In A New Life
Shared by: Shawn Drake on Jun, 2015
Summary: This is the 23rd sermon in the series "The Cure". There are practical things that we must do in order to live like Jesus Christ.
Scripture: Romans 13:1-14
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 354
James May avatar
A Study of the Book of Romans Lesson 35
Shared by: James May on May, 2015
Summary: Continuation of the Study of the Book of Romans
Scripture: Romans 13:1-7
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 865
Davon Huss avatar
Overcoming Blocks to Forgiveness
Shared by: Davon Huss on Apr, 2015
Summary: Talk about the stumbling blocks to forgiveness (Material adapted from Dr. Paul Coleman's book, The Forgiven Marriage)
Series: Family 2015
Robert Sickler avatar
Shared by: Robert Sickler on Mar, 2015
Summary: The United States has a very long history of unsuccessful conflicts with Islamic fundamentalists. The reason is that the only person who can really understand the dedication of a religious fundamentalist is another religious fundamentalist.
Bruce Ball avatar
Shared by: Bruce Ball on Jan, 2015
Summary: We invited the local Chief of Police to speak to our congregation and to our youth. After his talk, this is the short message we gave to close the service.
based on 7 ratings
Scripture: Romans 13:4
Denomination: *other
Views: 5,269
Mark Engler avatar
Submission To Authorities
Shared by: Mark Engler on Dec, 2014
Summary: If the Christian is going to be a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God Paul calls us to submit to the governing civil authorities. This sermon looks at what that looks like for the Christian.
Kyle Sullivan avatar
God, The Government and Me.
Shared by: Kyle Sullivan on Nov, 2014
Summary: What is our relationship to Government?
Scripture: Romans 13:1-7
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 195
David Dykes avatar
How to be a Christian Citizen
Shared by: David Dykes on Oct, 2014
Summary: God has drawn a moral standard, a line. “That’s my boundary. That’s my spiritual fault line. You better move your life to get in line with it.” And too many Americans are saying, “No, I want to move God’s line and change God’s standard to fit my life.”
Series: Romans
Daren Mitchell avatar
i trust Jesus
Shared by: Daren Mitchell on Apr, 2014
Summary: Through submission I learn to trust Jesus more and more.
Steve Shepherd avatar
Shared by: Steve Shepherd on Feb, 2014
Summary: Paul speaks about authorities in this world. 1- Authorities are established by God 2- Authorities punish the wrongdoers 3- Authorities must be respected by all
based on 81 ratings
Scripture: Romans 13:1-7
Views: 20,247
Davon Huss avatar
Uncle Sam
Shared by: Davon Huss on Jul, 2013
Summary: A sermon on Romans 13:1-7 talking about the responsibility of government toward their citizens and talking about the responsibility of citizens toward their government (Material and seed thoughts from Dr. Jack Cottrell's commentary on Romans)
Dr. Ronald Shultz avatar
Are You A Living Sacrifice
Shared by: Dr. Ronald Shultz on Jun, 2013
Summary: Does your life look like a sacrifice to self or Christ?
bala samson avatar
Pure conscience!
Shared by: bala samson on Jun, 2013
Summary: Friend, we live in a wicked world where all norms are thrown to the wind!
Scripture: Romans 13:1-5
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 500
William D. Brown avatar
Shared by: William D. Brown on May, 2013
Summary: According to the Gallup's annual Crime Survey, it found that 65% of Americans continue to support the use of the death penalty for persons convicted of murder, while 31% oppose it -- continuing a trend that has shown little change over the last six y
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Romans 13:1-5
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 573
Michael Deutsch avatar
Election Day Decisions
Shared by: Michael Deutsch on Jan, 2013
Summary: What should we do on Election day? How do we make our decisions?
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Romans 13:1-7
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,126
Dean Rhine avatar
Shared by: Dean Rhine on Nov, 2012
Summary: The role of government
Series: Romans
Scripture: Romans 13:1-6
Views: 257
Dennis Davidson avatar
Shared by: Dennis Davidson on Oct, 2012
Summary: Being citizens of heaven doesn’t minimize our responsibilities on earth for the Christian citizen is called upon to be the best citizen. The Christian will have a high view of authority & will be submissive to it as a matter of conscience.
Series: Romans
based on 14 ratings
Scripture: Romans 13:1-7
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,890
Bobby Stults avatar
Fleshing out Godly Living
Shared by: Bobby Stults on Oct, 2012
Summary: Paul continues in his teaching on living OUT the Christian life...
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Romans 13:1-14
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,200
Jerry Shirley avatar
The Powers that Be
Shared by: Jerry Shirley on Sep, 2012
Summary: What is the Christian’s relationship to government, and why does God make a big deal out of their authority in this passage?
based on 19 ratings
Scripture: Romans 13:1-7
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,360
Gene Gregory avatar
Living in a God-Blessed Nation
Shared by: Gene Gregory on Aug, 2012
Summary: Examines how our nation has been built and blessed by God and why I have no problem with patriotic services in the church.
Scripture: Romans 13:1-7
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,523
Freddy Fritz avatar
Shared by: Freddy Fritz on Jul, 2012
Summary: As we consider politics according to the Bible, in this lesson we examine what the Bible says about crime.
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Scripture: Romans 13:1-7
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 953
Mark Opperman avatar
The Benefits of Submission
Shared by: Mark Opperman on Jun, 2012
Summary: God has established the authorities that exist and that Christians should submit themselves to their authority. Paul gives several reasons why we should submit to the governing authorities, some of them practical, some of them moral or spiritually driven,
Scripture: Romans 13:1-7
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 4,036