Series: The Epistle To The Romans (10 of 12) by Stuart Briscoe

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NOTE: This sermon is part 19 and 20 of a 24 part sermon series. Two sermons outlines are included in this download.


Part 19: Good and Evil
Series: The Epistle To The Romans
Stuart Briscoe
Romans 12:9-21

Having dealt with evil on the cosmic scale, Paul now turns to a practical treatment of evil in the life of the individual. Showing how evil is found in attitudes as well as actions, he teaches believers how to shun evil and embrace good.

I. Good, Evil and Fellowship. vv. 9-12

A. Attitudes. v. 9
1. Love characterized by sincerity.

2. Evil hated with intensity.

3. Good embraced with tenacity.

B. Activities. vv. 10-12
1. Relationships. v. 10
a. Devotion to each other.

b. Respect for each other.

2. Responsibilities. v. 11
a. Approach them with enthusiasm.

b. Fulfill them with spiritual delight.


Part 20: The Christian Attitude to Authority
Series: The Epistle To The Romans
Stuart Briscoe
Romans 13:1-7

Having dealt with the Christian's behavior in the church, Paul turns his attention to the way a person with a renewed mind functions in a secular society, with particular reference to their response to governmental authority.

I. The Principles of Authority. vv. 1-2

A. God's authority demonstrated.
1. In creation. Romans 4:17

2. In legislation.
a. The law given. Romans 2:12-13

b. The consequences determined. Romans 1:24, 26, 28

c. The ultimate jurisdiction. Romans 3:19

3. In resurrection. Romans 1:4

B. God's authority delegated.
1. To Christ. Romans 2:16; Acts 17:31

2. To parents (Ephesians 6:1-3); Church leaders (Hebrews 13:7, 17) etc.

3. To "governing authorities." v. 1

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