by Dr. Ed Young

(Transcribed from actual tape) September 2, 1984 - AM


Romans 13:1-7

Sure would have been a a-ood morning to sleep in. I wanted to. Sorta
like that old story of the Mother who went to wake her son up and said,
"Son, you're going to church this morning." And he said, "I'm not
going, nobody speaks to me, nobody up there likes me." She said, "Son,
you're going to church this morning for two reasons; it's Sunday morning
and you're the Pastor of that Church!" So, I was about like that this
morning. Glad you're here. Hope you already have your Bibles open to
Romans, chapter number thirteen. As we bow for prayer together. "Dear
Father, we're thankful to Thee for this refreshing rain. We are grate-
ful to Thee for remindinq us in so many ways that Thou art God. We come
here to prai,-,e Thei?, w@- r-omp- he-re to receive from Thee that fresh, clear
word from on high. Oh, Lord, you speak. Let me get out of the way so
that Thy word and Thy holy and divine message might not only be heard
but may it be received and understood and incorporated into our living.
For we make this prayer in the beautiful name of Jesus Christ, our
Savior and our Lord. Amen."
In Romans twelve, Paul talked about the relationship of the Christian to
the Church to the body of Christ. In Romans thirteen, verse one through
verse seven, Paul talks about the re'lationsh4lp of the Ch.-;,st4,a.-, to
government. Now, you'll read in some commentaries that these verses are
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a parenthesis, that Paul is like most preachers, he gets carried away
and he's talking about how we are to live and suddenly he just thinks

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