Talks for Growing Christians
Obeying Civil Authorities and to being Good Citizens
Lesson Number 7
- Godly believers are good citizens.
- Godly believers are good neighbors.
- Has anyone asked you lately, “Won’t you be my neighbor?”
- List the three possible themes of the Book of Titus.
- What did Paul write in addition to his reminder to Titus to build up the churches and appoint elders?
- List the four areas through which God channels His authority.
- Are Christians always obligated to obey civil authorities?
- How is civil authority appointed?
- What does it mean to be ready for every good work?
- “Adorning the Doctrine;” “Making Christianity Attractive;” and “Be What You Believe.”
- He told him to exhort the Cretan Christians to live more godly lives, particularly in view of the ungodly culture of the Cretans.
- the home, the church, in the area of labor, and through civil government.
- Yes, with the exception when civil authorities issue a law which is directly contrary to the word of God.
- By God. See Romans 13:1-2.
- It means to be open to community and civil service.
- We often hear people bad-mouthing the authorities. As Christians, how should we deal with this?
- How are you being a good neighbor?
- Are you praying for those in authority over you? See 1 Timothy 2:1-3.
- “Be subject to rulers and authorities, obey, be ready for every good work, speak evil of no one, be peaceable, gentle, and show all humility to all men.” – Titus 3:1-2