United Part 26: Live for the Good of Our City

June 9, 2013 Pastor: Ryan Rice Series: United

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)

Biblical Exceptions:

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.”

      Daniel 3:18

But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men.

       Acts 5:29

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. 

       Romans 12:19

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.

     Matthew 5:39

#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.”

     Mark 12:17

MAIN IDEA When you live for the good of our city you glorify God