Conscientious Citizenship

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Oct. 06

Sermon Outline

Conscientious Citizenship

Romans 13:1-7

Introduction:God created three institutions, marriage and family, government, and the church.Today we tackle the relationship between the Christian and government.

I.THE NATURE OF GOVERNMENT

A.Established by _______________________ (vv. 1-2)

B._____________________ of God (vv. 3-4)

* Psalm 72

* Isaiah 10:1-3

C. Limitations

1. Government cannot _________________ ___________________

2. Authority not _________________________

D. _________________________ (1 Corinthians 15:24)

II.THE PURPOSE OF GOVERNMENT

A.Internally

1.Promote _____________________

2.Maintain _____________________

B.Externally:Protect/defend

III.THE CHRISTIAN’S RESPONSE TO GOVERNEMENT

A.______________________ and Obey (vv. 1, 5)

* For our own good

* ___________________sake

B. _____________________________and _______________________ (v. 7)

C. Pay ____________________________ (v. 6)

Conclusion:Christians are citizens of ___________________ worlds.Our primary and absolute obedience is to the Lord Jesus Christ.