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  • The Christian And The Human Family

    Contributed by Rodney Fry on Dec 22, 2016
    based on 1 rating

    “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

    THE CHRISTIAN AND THE HUMAN FAMILY Romans 13:1-7 Introduction “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 more

  • To Protect And To Serve

    Contributed by Bruce Ball on Jan 7, 2015
    based on 8 ratings

    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.

    TO PROTECT AND TO SERVE That motto is used to describe the original description of our federal government’s purpose. It is primarily to protect "we the people" from those in our society that would hurt us so that Americans can live in the pursuit of happiness. That being said, it would more

  • Everyone Must Submit To Governing Authorities Series

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Feb 10, 2014
    based on 81 ratings

    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

    INTRO.- We have authorities or authority figures throughout all our lives. ILL.- Little Johnny was going to a public school and he was doing very badly in math. So his mother decided to put him into a Catholic school. When she got his report card at the end of the term, his marks in math had more

  • You & Your Government Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Oct 22, 2012
    based on 14 ratings

    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.

    ROMANS 13: 1-7 YOU AND YOUR GOVERNMENT [Matthew 22:15-22] An Idaho SHEEP RANCHER was approached one day by a stranger in a suit. He said, "If I can guess how many sheep you’ve got, may I have one?" Thinking this to be near impossible the rancher agreed. The stranger then stated, "You more

  • The Powers That Be

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Sep 5, 2012
    based on 19 ratings

    What is the Christian’s relationship to government, and why does God make a big deal out of their authority in this passage?

    The Powers that Be Romans 13:1-7 In chapter 13, we look at our relationship with government and all ordained authority over us. ’the powers that be’ in v. 1 is a direct reference to all authority God more

  • The Christian’s Obligations Series

    Contributed by Scott Kircher on Sep 11, 2011
    based on 20 ratings

    Much has changed in the past 10 years since our country was attacked. Some feel that the increased role of government in our lives has been too much. As Christians, what are our obligations to the civil authorities as well as to those whom we live in th

    Our Obligations as Christians The Christians’ Obligations to the Powers that Be We should Submit to them The Christians’ Obligations to the People by Me We should Love them Video Slide Good morning. It is hard to believe that it has been 10 years since America was attacked by more

  • Romans 13:1-7 Series

    Contributed by John Shearhart on Jan 19, 2011
    based on 8 ratings

    Obey the authorities

    Romans 13:1-7 John Shearhart January 23, 2011 We’re working our way through Romans, and we’ve seen the greatness of God’s grace—He’s given us every blessing under heaven, and it’s a logical response for us to offer ourselves as living sacrifices to Him. But more

  • Says Who? Series

    Contributed by Andy Stanley on Sep 18, 2009
    based on 34 ratings

    The second in a series of messages on the topic of an invisible "unseen" world that impacts our visible world. This sermon focuses on authority, submission, and rebellion.

    Get the logos, graphics, and videos Andy used to preach this message. Visit Rebellion equals freedom. We didn’t actually know how to say it like that, but that’s the premise from which we operated from the time we were about 12 or 13 years old, right? It just made more

  • Win - Lose – Draw

    Contributed by Thomas Bowen on Nov 20, 2008

    Earthly citizenship as defined by Paul

    Win - Lose – Draw Romans 13:1-7 I don’t know about all of you, but I am looking forward to getting past Tuesday. I probably won’t be home until Wednesday morning because “ get to work” at the Floyd County Election office until all the paperwork is done. But, it is not the end of a long day I more

  • How Should We Relate To Politics? Series

    Contributed by Brad Bailey on Nov 19, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    Governmental structures and laws cannot render ultimate righteousness, but they can help reflect and uphold it.

    From the Word… Series: You Asked For It How Should We Relate to Politics? Brad Bailey – May 18, 2008 Continuing is our series entitled “You Asked For It… in which we are focusing on topics which were drawn from a survey of the entire community. Today… How should we relate to the roles more

  • Elections: Our Response

    Contributed by Mark Eberly on Nov 11, 2008
    based on 3 ratings

    With the elections over, what should be our response as we seek to follow Jesus. Is it enough to get on with our lives? Or is there more asked of us?

    Elections: Our Response Romans 13:1-7 November 9, 2008 There were two men who were good friends but disagreed on one thing: what color Jesus was. Jack was certain that Jesus had been white. Charles was convinced that Jesus was black. Around and around they went. Well, as strange circumstances more

  • He Decides.... 2008 Series

    Contributed by Jim Drake on Nov 5, 2008
    based on 3 ratings

    As we near election day in America, people all over the country are clamoring for change. In this last sermon from the Election 2008 series, we will see our foundation for living as a Christian citizen and how we should live because of that foundation.

    ROMANS 12:1-2 As with all the books of the Bible, the book of Romans is an amazing book. The great 20th century preacher, Donald Gray Barnhouse wrote that Paul’s letter to the church at Rome is, “the most complete diagnosis of the plague of man’s sin, and the most glorious setting forth of the more

  • Christians, Countries, And Kingdom

    Contributed by David Owens on Nov 4, 2008
    based on 2 ratings

    With the election coming up, we need a spiritual perspective about these things.

    A. The story is told of a boy, who wanted $100 very badly, so he prayed for two weeks but nothing happened. 1. Then he decided to write GOD a letter requesting $100. 2. When the postal authorities received the letter addressed to GOD, U.S.A., they decided to send it to the President. 3. The more

  • Vote!

    Contributed by K. Edward Skidmore on Oct 19, 2008
    based on 20 ratings

    This message is to encourage Christians to vote their values, showing how we have a right, responsibility and reason to vote. It encourages Christians to know who they are voting for and what they stand for.

    VOTE Castle Hills Christian Church: October 19, 2008 Romans 13: 1-7 INTRODUCTION: VIDEO: Vote your Values I saw a cartoon recently where two men were sitting on a park bench … neither one is saying anything for several frames. Then one man lets out a SIGH. The other guy gets up and more

  • I Cast My Vote - For Who?

    Contributed by Gary Stebbins on Oct 14, 2008
    based on 14 ratings

    As a Christian, how do we evaluate political candidates and decide who to vote for? (Thoughts taken from a sermon series by Tony Evans, How Should Christians Vote.)

    Introduction Our nation- experiencing serious difficulties- affecting everyone of us- gas prices, investment losses, etc. There is much anxiety in the hearts of people over the economy and how it will affect them personally. What does- Bible counsel us to do- Phil 4:6-7 NASU- Php 4:6 Don’t more