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  • Respect Civil Authority Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Jan 6, 2014
    based on 6 ratings
     | 11,424 views

    Peter indicates that our salvation should impact how we related to governmental authority. Submission is not a popular topic, but it is needful, in our rebellious & self-gratifying society. Submission is recognition of God¡¯s right to govern our lives.

    1 PETER 2: 13-17 RESPECT CIVIL AUTHORITY [Renewing Hope Series] [Romans 13:1-7 / Acts 4:19-20; 5:29] From this point on 1 Peter discusses the effect of our salvation on our life and relationships. Because of our fallen understanding, what living the Christian life entails needs to be ...read more

  • Submission To Civil Authorities

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 11 ratings
     | 620 views

    Submission to Civil Authorities is the Only Answer to Persecution and the Best Way to Glorify God (2:13b-17) 1.

    Submission to Civil Authorities is the Only Answer to Persecution and the Best Way to Glorify God (2:13b-17) 1. Description of Such Conduct a. Fundamental Responsibility is Submission b. Danger to Avoid is the Misuse of Our Spiritual Freedom (:15) c. The Special Honor We Give to Civil ...read more

  • Use Wisdom But Know Its Limitations Series

    Contributed by Freddy Fritz on Oct 31, 2010
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,524 views

    In today's lesson we are encouraged to use wisdom but know its limitations--particularly with respect to civil authorities.

    Scripture In his quest to find out how to live a meaningful life the writer of Ecclesiastes addresses the use of wisdom but also being aware of its limitations. Let us read Ecclesiastes 8:1-17: 1 Who is like the wise? And who knows the interpretation of a thing? A man’s wisdom ...read more

  • Honor The Honorable

    Contributed by Perry Greene on Nov 6, 2018
     | 529 views

    Honor is showing respect, Support, and Adoration. Several types will be mentioned -- Parents; civil authority; elders; the LORD.

    1. One of the right things that we do in this country is give honor to people who deserve to be honored – First Responders; Graduates; Selfless Servants; Monuments of Honor; Avenue of the Righteous outside the Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem – Today, Veterans (Veterans Day) 2. Someone wrote: IT IS ...read more

  • Obedience To God

    Contributed by Mike Rickman on Jul 5, 2003
    based on 16 ratings
     | 1,351 views

    God has ordained civil government so we are to be in total compliance with civil authorities. Or are we?

    July 6, 2003 Morning Service Text: Romans 13:1-7 Subject: Obedience to the Law Title: Whom Shall We Obey? As the Fourth of July weekend comes to a close we want to remember our country with a salute to the freedoms and liberties that we have. Let’s just stop for a moment and ponder these ...read more

  • Jesus And Pilate

    Contributed by Scott Coltrain on Sep 11, 2002
    based on 101 ratings
     | 5,649 views

    An examination of the meeting of Jesus and Pontius Pilate and the lessons that can be gained from their encounter, concerning the nature of civil authority and our relationship to it.

    The Jewish authorities wanted Jesus dead but were unwilling to kill Him themselves because they did not wish to lose favor with the common people who believed in Jesus. They wanted Rome to do it. They wanted Rome to take the blame. The evil Jewish authorities played Pontius Pilate like a fiddle ...read more

  • Submission To Authorities

    Contributed by Mark Engler on Dec 4, 2014
     | 2,018 views

    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.

  • Divine Providence Part 7 - Providence And Civil Governments Series

    Contributed by Sam Mccormick on Nov 27, 2018
     | 490 views

    Part 7 of an 8-part series that was originally developed as a 13-week adult class. This part examines the Christian's relationship with and responsibility to civil government.

    DIVINE PROVIDENCE This is Part 7 of an 8-part series that was originally developed for a 13-week adult class, with some of the parts taking more or less than a 45-minute class period. I am starting to post the series on SermonCentral, and plan to post the remaining parts over the next few days as ...read more

  • The Great Dilemma

    Contributed by Hans Krause on Nov 1, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 579 views

    Does our faith permit us to disobey the government or to evade taxes? Are Romans 13 and Acts 5 incompatible? How can we sincerely and creatively live as citizens of two kingdoms? What is the underlying principle that governs our choices?

    [Sermon preached on 4 November 2018, 24th Sunday after Pentecost / 3rd year, ELCF Lectionary] Some years ago, we needed to get a little home renovation done. I asked someone for a quotation. When he had given me the price, he added: “That’s without a receipt. If you want a receipt, I will have to ...read more

  • The Christian’s Obligations Series

    Contributed by Scott Kircher on Sep 11, 2011
    based on 20 ratings
     | 7,231 views

    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 ...read more

  • Christian Civics

    Contributed by Duke Jeffries on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 9 ratings
     | 324 views

    A. INTRODUCTION 1.

    A. INTRODUCTION 1. In our study of Romans we have seen glimpses of God's will for Christian behaviour in their various relationships: a. the believer's relationship with G __ __; b. the believer's relationship with the l __ __ of God; c. the believer's relationship with s __ __; d. ...read more

  • Living In This World Series

    Contributed by Dennis Clark on Feb 26, 2005
    based on 6 ratings
     | 1,429 views

    A look at Spiritual Growth according to Paul

    Living in This World I. Conduct and attitude with regard to civil government (vs. 1) II. Conduct and attitude in regard to "All People" (vs. 2) III. Reason for Godly conduct and attitude (vs.3) ________________________________________________________________________ I. Conduct and attitude ...read more

  • Boys, Bears And Baldness Series

    Contributed by Russ Adams on Sep 19, 2013
    based on 4 ratings
     | 7,981 views

    Elisha teaches us the importance of respecting divine authority

    September 15, 2013 Weird Stories in the Bible Boys, Bears and Baldness 2 Kings 2:23-25 Opening words: Today, I begin a new six part sermon series, Weird Stories in the Bible. Before I begin, I will admit two things. First, I will admit I have not selected these pieces of scripture. They ...read more

  • Don't Tell Me What To Do Series

    Contributed by Richard Tow on Oct 14, 2003
    based on 26 ratings
     | 7,892 views

    This sermon uses David’s experience with King Saul to teach biblical attitudes toward authority that God places over our lives. The limitations of scope in such authority and the basis of our respect for authority are discussed.

    Don’t Tell Me What to Do! Submission to Human Authority I 2/17/02 Follow with me as we read I Samuel 24. This incident occurred during a very difficult time in David’s life. King Saul had listed him as #1 in the “Ten Most Wanted” fugitives in Israel. David had been running for his ...read more

  • Obedience And Submission

    Contributed by Bruce Morrison on Feb 9, 2004
    based on 42 ratings
     | 9,519 views

    A not too popular subject, but one that is essential to successful Christian living, family living, and congregational living.

    Obedience and Submission Introduction We live in a permissive world, a world where the absolutes of God hold diminished influence. This should not surprise us for the Bible tells us that lawlessness will characterize the days that precede the Second Coming of ...read more