Romans 13:1-7

November 1, 2020 Speaker: Kyle Schwahn Series: Romans

Scripture: Romans 13:1–13:7

SMALL GROUP DISCUSSION

- What is authority? Where does it come from? Can you think of examples of authority from Scripture?

- Do you find it hard to submit to authority? In what ways can you speak to this as:

  • believers in God and Christ
  • members of a Christian church
  • husbands and wives
  • children
  • citizens of a nation or state
  • employees

- What does Romans 13:2-4 say the purpose of civil authority is? Why do we submit to it? (hint: conscience) How does this passage relate to 1 Peter 2:13-15?

- Why would we ever NOT submit to civil authorities? (hint: conscience) Do civil authorities define good and evil? Who does?

- Does the wrath of rulers always represent the wrath of God? If a brother or sister in the Lord comes to a different position regarding submitting to civil authority than you do, how should you handle that? What motives are we looking for?

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