July 9, 2017

“The Christian and The State”

Proverbs 14:34

I. Christians are to recognize government as a divine institution Romans 13:1-7

       1. Government, as an institution is ordained of God v 1

       2. Resistance to constituted authority is disobedient to God v 2

       3. Ideally government officials are God’s ministers appointed to encourage               what is right and punish what is evil v 3 & 4a

      4. Only evildoers have anything to fear from properly constituted                                 government authority v 4b

      5. Christians should be law-abiding citizens for conscience sake v 5

      6. Taxation is legitimate and payment of taxes is Christian duty v 6

      7. Christians should fulfill their obligations to the state v 7

II.   Christians are to remember government officials in prayer - I Timothy 2:1-3


III. Christians are to live as citizens of the Kingdom of heaven on earth – I Peter



IV. Christians are to seek first the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness – Mathew 6:33

“Relationships with Children & Grandchildren”

Matthew 19:13-15

I.   Remember - Psalms 139:13-14; 127:3

II.  Teach - Deuteronomy 6:8-9; Ephesians 6:4

III. Model - I Samuel 2:12-15

IV. Love - Matthew 19:13-15

V.  Trust - Proverbs 22:6

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