Romans 1:17 -- For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: "The righteous will live by faith".

Romans 13 Commentary of the Bible

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What is the Nation?  ( Romans 13 )  Sunday Message

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The subject What is a Nation? is seldom preached upon and perhaps because seldom talked and studied together there is a great deal of confusion and muddled thinking in this realm. Yet it is one of the most important subjects to come before a Christian mind, as never before this world is experiencing a rise of nationalism. The rising nations of Africa are inflamed today with the spirit of nationalism and we’re seeing this spirit spread like wildfire across nations of the earth as a tremendous power, to emphasize the position of nations and to hold it up almost as a religion.

God's Strange Servants  ( Romans 13:1-7 )  Sunday Message

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Our study in Romans has brought us to that famous passage in Chapter 13 that deals with the Christian and his relationship to the government. It isn't very hard to think of President Jimmy Carter as a servant of God. His personal profession of a new birth has been well publicized. But I wonder if you have ever thought of Leonid Brezhnev as a servant of God? Or Idi Amin? Or even Adolph Hitler? And yet the amazing thing that this passage declares is that men like that are, in some sense, servants of God.

God and Government  ( Romans 13:1-5 )  Daily Devotion

Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Romans 13:1

Tax Day  ( Romans 13:6-7 )  Daily Devotion

Give to everyone what you owe them: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor. Romans 13:7

A Debt of Love  ( Romans 13:8-10 )  Daily Devotion

Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law. Romans 13:8

The Night is Nearly Over  ( Romans 13:8-14 )  Sunday Message

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I am sure that many of you feel like I do about Easter. I love Easter -- the triumphal notes of the music, the joy it expresses. I love the hope for which Easter stands, and even the time of year in which it comes, with the beauty of the springtime flowers around us. I always look forward to Easter. Even though I have sung the hymns nine times over this morning, I still love and enjoy them. But I never go through an Easter without feeling, at the end of each year, that something has been missing. Some great truth has remained unexpressed.

Put on the Lord Jesus Christ  ( Romans 13:11-14 )  Daily Devotion

Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the flesh. Romans 13:14

Are These the Last Days?  ( Romans 13:11-12 )  Sunday Message

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Surely no one alive is unaware of the apocalyptic character of the times in which we live. Everywhere there is a sense of impending disaster. The voices of the secular media, various Christian proclamations, etc., all are united in saying that something serious is ahead. Even young people, who do not have the experience of the past for reference, are nevertheless sensing a heavily clouded future. Perhaps this accounts for the rapid increase in teenage suicides. It may startle you to know that teenagers are now the dominant age group committing suicide today.