Saturday, October 15, 2016

Homiletics - Romans 13


Contents (not sentence, direct verbiage from Scripture):  Where?                                                                Who?

1
13:1
Everyone subj to governing auth, God established authorities that exist.
2
13:2
Whoever rebels vs. authority, rebelling vs. what God instituted; bring judgmt on selves.
3
13:3
Want to be free from fear of authority? Do right & you’ll be commended.
4
13:4
Authority=God’s servant for your good=agents of wrath; punish wrongdoer.
5
13:5
Submit to authorities bec of possible punishment/as matter of conscience.
6
13:6
This why you pay taxes, God’s servants give FT to governing.
7
13:7
Give what you owe: taxes, revenue, respect, honor.
8
13:8
No debt outstanding except to love one another, whoever loves fulfills law.
9
13:9
Cmdmts ~not commit adultery, ~murder, ~steal, ~covet…summed: love neighbor as self.
10
13:10
Love no harm neighbor, love fulfillment of law.
11
13:11
Hour come to wake up, salvation nearer.
12
13:12
Night nearly over, put aside deeds of darkness, put on armor of light.
13
13:13
Behave decently, not carousing/drunk/sex immoral/debauchery/dissension/jealousy.
14
13:14
Clothe self w/Christ, don’t think about how to gratify flesh.

 

Divisions (run-on sentence OK, direct verbiage from Scripture):

1
13:1-8
Obey Governing Authorities as God’s Servants
Principle:
Honoring those in authority regardless of our personal feeling toward them glorifies God.
2
13:9-14
Wake Up Because Salvation is Near
Principle:
We should seek God and His transformation for our lives in preparation for Judgment Day.

 

Subject Sentence (10-word sentence with proper structure):

Paul urges: obey authorities, love others, wake up, behave decently.

 

Aim (Christian and Non-Christian):

TCMAT recognize and honor the authorities God has placed over them and to understand what it means to be clothed in Christ and obey that instruction.

 

Application:

1
How are you subject to governing authorities?
What purpose might God have in choosing those authorities to preside over you?
Describe a time when you rebelled against an authority over you.  What were the consequences?
How does doing right free you from fear of the authority over you?
What is the purpose of the authority God places over you?  How is this for your good?
What does Romans 13:5 give as the reasons we should submit to authority?  Give an example of each.
Why do we pay taxes?
According to Romans 13:7, what are the things we may owe people?  What are the potential benefits of paying these debts promptly?  What are the potential harms of not paying promptly?
What debt is to remain outstanding?  Why?
2
Which commandments are summed up in the command to love your neighbor as yourself?  How does the command to love counteract those other commands?
Explain why love is fulfillment of the law.
What do you think is meant by “wake up from your slumber”?  Have you personally done this?
How is salvation nearer than when we first believed?
What might the deeds of darkness be (see Romans 13:13)?  Have you put them aside?  How might you counsel a loved one to put those deeds aside?
What might the armor of light be (see Romans 13:13-14)?  Have you put it on?
What are we instructed not to think about?  How will you accomplish this?

 

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