Our Salvation is Nearer ~ Romans 13:1-14

OUR SALVATION IS NEARER

Romans 13:1-14

I.  GOVERNING AUTHORITIES (vs. 1-7)

a. Where does Paul say governing authorities derive their power? _______ 
b. What does it mean to “be subject?” ___________________________ __________________________________________________________
c. What is the problem for believers that “resist” the authority? _______ 
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d. For what purpose has God ordained governing authority? _________ _________________________________________________________
e. What is our responsibility to the governing authority? ____________
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f. What limits how far we obey the governing authority? ____________
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II. LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR  (vs. 8-10)

a. Why does Paul tell the Roman believers to owe nothing to anyone except love? _________________________________________________ 
b. How does Paul summarize the law? ____________________________ __________________________________________________________ 
c. How can loving your neighbor ensure you fulfill the law? ________________

III. PUT ON THE LORD JESUS CHRIST (vs. 11-14)

a. What does Paul mean that it is time to awaken out of sleep? _______
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b. Why was Paul’s statement about salvation being closer true for both 
the Romans and us? _________________________________________
c. What is the “armor of light” and where else have you seen something 
similar? __________________________________________________
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d. What does it mean to “put on the Lord Jesus Christ” and how does this
change the way we are? ______________________________________
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IV. Application:  Our behavior towards others (authorities, neighbors etc)

reflects on Jesus and His church.  What should our lives words and actions declare? __________________________________________________________

 

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