Most recent Sermons on Sermon Cloud All Time
Sermons about Submission
A wife's hope and help for her home.
Though amazingly and wondrously endowed by God, the Corinthian church had misused and abused their gifts. It was time for self-examination and taking inventory. They needed to change.
SUBMISSION TO GOVERNING AUTHORITIES: AND OUR LOVE FOR EACH OTHER (Message #25 * Romans 13:1-14) 05-19-2013
1. Obey Our Governing Authorities ● vs1-2 in submission to God: for all authority is established by Him ● vs2-4 as God’s servants for our good: for the rebellious will be punished ● vs5-7 for the sake of conscience: so be obedient and honorable in all things 2. Love Each Other ● vs8-10 for Love fulfills the law: so love your neighbor as yourself ● vs11-14 for Salvation is drawing near: so surrender to Christ’s lordship
Preacher: Pastor Tony Simpson. Passage: Isaiah 53 vv7-9. Good Friday service. In his final hours Jesus continued to submit to the will of His Father even though it meant going through cruel treatment at the hands of the religious and secular authorities. He was tried unjustly and condemned to death and yet was innocent of what he was charged with. He willing went to the cross to die in the place of his people.
The passage at the end of Ephesians 5 is the most direct instructions about the roles of different members of the household. Paul, continuing his instructions on living a life worthy of our calling (Eph. 4:1), gives instruction to the Ephesian Christians about how the household and its members should conduct themselves in relation to each other. The traditional view of marriage and roles is upheld. A complementary view of the role of men/women is supported. The interdependence of the family to grow in the grace of Christ and serve the Lord is the goal.
Peter tells us over and over again that submission is the best way to influence the authorities in our lives. This is also true in the home. But does it work, and do we even agree with it? Are there clearly defined roles in the home, or is it an equal partnership?
This 13th chapter is an amazing treatise on love where the first three verses show us what life looks like without love; the next four verses paint the portrait for what love does; and the last six verses expound on the greatness of love.
As Americans, we are an independent and even rebellious people. Our country came to being out of a rebellion. But does this independent spirit work against how God wants us to live? That's Peter's next point in this letter. How can a Christian live under "bad" leadership?