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Romans Part IV Lesson 5 Romans 13

Subjection to governing authorities. Historical setting:. . Rome was the governing authority. . Persecution. . Ten years before Nero. Governing Authorities. Every person is to be subject to governing authorities.

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Romans Part IV Lesson 5 Romans 13

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Romans Part IV

Lesson 5Slide2

Romans 13

Subjection to governing authorities

Historical setting:

Rome was the governing authority


Ten years before NeroSlide3

Governing Authorities

Every person is to be subject to governing authorities

God established authority

No authority except from Him

Those who resist the authority – oppose God

Rules are established to bring good behavior and punish evil behavior

God’s ministers of goodSlide4

Acts 4 and 5

Acts 4

“Judge for yourselves whether it is right in God’s sight to obey you rather than


For we


help speaking about what we have seen and heard.”

Acts 5:29

“We must obey God rather than men”

The apostles chose God over men and were ready to pay the consequencesSlide5

Exodus 1:15-21

Egypt was a godless society like Rome

Midwives feared God above Pharaoh

Result: Moses was spared and became Israel’s deliverer

God honored the midwives and gave them families of their ownSlide6

Philippians 3:20

But our citizenship is in heaven and we eagerly await a Savior from


, the Lord Jesus Christ.

The believer’s citizenship is in heaven

His ultimate authority is GodSlide7

Philippians and Genesis

Paul does


say that being subject to the governing authority means that Christians have to do something that is sin.

Genesis 9:5-6

God set up government. “Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed, for in the image of God has God made man.”Slide8

Romans 13:8-10

Owe nothing to anyone, except love

Loving one’s neighbor fulfills the Law

Love your neighbor as yourself

Love does no wrong to its neighbor Slide9

Cross References

Luke 10:30-37 The one hated, became the neighbor to the man in need

Matt. 5:42 Don’t turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you

John 3:16 God loved the world, which was in need, and gave us what we neededSlide10

Romans 13:11-14

Wake up

The Lord’s return is much nearer than when we believed

“Do this” refers to loving one’s neighbor

Love is the fulfillment of the Law

Lay aside the deeds of darkness

Put on the armor of light

Behave properly..as in the daySlide11

Romans 13:11-14

NOT in carousing and drunkenness

NOT in sexual promiscuity and sensuality

NOT in strife and jealousy

Put ON the Lord Jesus Christ

Make no provision for the fleshSlide12

I Thessalonians

Increase and abound in love for one another

Be alert

Be sober

Are YOU being alert and sober, increasing in love, not just “steady as she goes”?