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Living the Gospel -- Right Responses to Authority

Condemnation     1:18-3:20
Justification          3:21-5:21
Sanctification        6:1-8:39 
I. What are we to do in response to authority?
     A. Be subject to governing authorities.
     B. Pay taxes to governing authorities.
     C. Give honor & respect to authorities. v. 7
II. Why are we to respond properly to authority?
     A. Because God is the ultimate authority. 1,2
     B. Because God has ordained human government.          3-5
III. How are we to respond properly to authority?
     A. Continue to love.                           8-10
     B. Continue to look up.         11-14

Next Steps:

  • Always obey God!
  • Usually obey authority!
  • If there is a Biblical cause for disobedience to an earthly authority – then courageously stand on the truth and humbly, graciously accept the consequences.