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Romans 13 - AMP

2 Therefore he who resists and sets himself up against the authorities resists what God has appointed and arranged . And those who resist will bring down judgment upon themselves . 3 For civil authorities are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad behavior. Would you have no dread of him who is in authority? Then do what is right and you will receive his approval and commendation. 4 For he is God's servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear and wear the sword for nothing. He is God's servant to execute His wrath (punishment, vengeance) on the wrongdoer. 5 Therefore one must be subject, not only to avoid God's wrath and escape punishment, but also as a matter of principle and for the sake of conscience. 6 For this same reason you pay taxes, for are official servants under God, devoting themselves to attending to this very service. 7 Render to all men their dues. taxes to whom taxes are due, revenue to whom revenue is due, respect to whom respect is due, and honor to whom honor is due. 8 Keep out of debt and owe no man anything, except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the Law . 9 The commandments, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not kill, You shall not steal, You shall not covet (have an evil desire), and any other commandment, are summed up in the single command, You shall love your neighbor as yourself. 10 Love does no wrong to one's neighbor . Therefore love meets all the requirements and is the fulfilling of the Law. 11 Besides this you know what hour this is, how it is high time now for you to wake up out of your sleep (rouse to reality). For salvation (final deliverance) is nearer to us now than when we first believed (adhered to, trusted in, and relied on Christ, the Messiah). 12 The night is far gone and the day is almost here. Let us then drop (fling away) the works and deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. 13 Let us live and conduct ourselves honorably and becomingly as in the day, not in reveling (carousing) and drunkenness, not in immorality and debauchery (sensuality and licentiousness), not in quarreling and jealousy. 14 But clothe yourself with the Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah), and make no provision for the flesh to desires (lusts).

Sermons on Romans 13 More sermons: Romans 13

John Lowe avatar
The Apostles and Others Gathered in Jerusalem
Shared by: John Lowe on Feb, 2017
Summary: Their obedience is remarkable, because they could have returned to their homes; but instead, they went into Jerusalem where more of their enemies lived than in any other place. They were obedient to their Lord, who told them to return to Jerusalem.
Rick Burdette avatar
What We Should Wear to Worship
Shared by: Rick Burdette on Jan, 2017
Summary: Putting on Christ, Our Hearts vs. Our Flesh
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Scripture: Romans 13:14
Views: 224
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
Kerry Haynes avatar
A Wake-up Call
Shared by: Kerry Haynes on Nov, 2016
Summary: (Appropriate for Watchnight or New Year's Eve service as well.) As Christians we live in the certainty that Jesus is coming again. It could be today, tomorrow, or any moment. We need to wake up, clean up, and grow up.
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: 18
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: 314
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.
Charles  Scott avatar
A New Perspective on Life: Romans 13:8
Shared by: Charles Scott on Aug, 2016
Summary: "We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, but spiritual beings having a human experience." Only the object and the subject have been changed in this observation, but the change in perspective is dramatic.Paul shows us a better view of life.
Gordon McCulloch avatar
You need God to love others; you need to display that love with strength
Shared by: Gordon McCulloch on Jul, 2016
Summary: Loving others is so much under stood. The world walks over Christians, and we simply let them. Jesus didn’t, so neither should we. Note: This is a revised version of an earlier sermon aim at a larger congregation.
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
Lorraine Greeff avatar
Time is Ticking
Shared by: Lorraine Greeff on Jan, 2016
Summary: time is up, it is now time to stop playing and choose.
Scripture: Romans 13:11-14
Denomination: Charismatic
Views: 723
Philip Harrelson avatar
An Awakening
Shared by: Philip Harrelson on Oct, 2015
Summary: The great need of the hour is for there to be an awakening to revival and spiritual desire.
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Romans 13:11-12
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,973
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: 214
Darrell  Stetler II avatar
#3-The Best Use of Life is Love
Shared by: Darrell Stetler II on Aug, 2015
Summary: Being a friend to those in need can make a huge difference in their life.
Scripture: Romans 13:8-10
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 490
John Gaston avatar
Proximity Warning
Shared by: John Gaston on Aug, 2015
Summary: Most advanced aircraft have a computerized warning system which warns the pilots when the aircraft is approaching terrain not designated as a landing area. Not only do planes need to be warned of dangerous terrain, but so do Christians.
Scripture: Romans 13:11-14
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,469
Terry Laughlin avatar
Remembrance, In Every Fold
Shared by: Terry Laughlin on Jun, 2015
Summary: Here is a way of honoring those who gave their lives in military service to our country, in accordance with Romans 13:7.
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 36
Shared by: James May on May, 2015
Summary: Continuation of the expository study of the Book of Romans
Scripture: Romans 13:8-14
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 942
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: 868
Paul Norwood avatar
Beat the Clock
Shared by: Paul Norwood on Apr, 2015
Summary: To convince audience we need to get serious about the second coming of Christ and always be ready.
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.
David Spiegel avatar
Shared by: David Spiegel on Mar, 2015
Summary: The signs of the times are evident. Where is the sense of Urgency that the church should have? Jesus said He is not willing that any should perish, so why are we so comfortable with the idea? Shouldn't we be about the family business of making disciples?
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Romans 13:11-12
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,122
Steve Shepherd avatar
Love Is
Shared by: Steve Shepherd on Feb, 2015
Summary: Regardless of what the world calls love and thinks about love, we must consider what God says about love. 1- Love is a continuing debt 2- Love is a command of God 3- Love is a completion of the law
based on 39 ratings
Scripture: Romans 13:8-10
Views: 8,175
bala samson avatar
Small things really matters!
Shared by: bala samson on Jan, 2015
Summary: At times, huge attention is given for big matters but alas we slip and fall in small matters and thereby our witness as Christians suffers drastically!
Scripture: Romans 13:8
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 326
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: 5,287
Mark Engler avatar
It's Time To Wake Up!
Shared by: Mark Engler on Dec, 2014
Summary: It's time to wake up from our slumber. The world is getting worse year by year, but Christians in general are not responding to that trend. It's time we made a change in our personal lives and in the life of the church. We can't remain in our slumber.