United Part 26: Live for the Good of Our City
Topic: Romans Scripture: Romans 13:1–13:7
LIVE FOR THE GOOD OF OUR CITYUNITED SERIES PT 26: Romans 13:1-7
4 WAYS TO LIVE FOR THE GOOD OF OUR CITY...
#1 LIVE BY THE LAW OF THE LAND (1-2)
- Instituted by God (1)
- Appointed by God (2)
- Judgment (2)
But if not, be it known to you, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the golden image that you have set up.”
But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men.
The Principle: Obey the law as long it doesn’t violate God’s word.
#2 ADD VALUE TO THE VALLEY BY DOING GOOD (3)
Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.
But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
#3 DON’T BE THE VALLEY VIGILANTE (4-5)
- God’s Servants (4)
- God’s Avengers (5)
- God’s Ministers (6)
#4 RENDER TO CEASER WHAT’S CEASER’S (6-7)
“Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.”
MAIN IDEA When you live for the good of our city you glorify God