Citizen

Outline

 

1. Subjection to Higher Powers

2. Prayer for Those in Authority

3. Disregard of Law and Order

4. Use and Not the Abuse of Liberty

5. Municipal Obligations

6. To Whom Honor is Due

7. Righteousness the Bulwark of the Nation

8. The Patriotism of Nehemiah

 

1. Subjection to Higher Powers

 

Romans 13:1 Everyone must submit to governing authorities. For all authority comes from God, and those in positions of authority have been placed there by God.

 

2. Prayer for Those in Authority

 

1 Timothy 2:1-2 I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. 2 Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity.

 

3. Disregard of Law and Order

2 Peter 2:10 He is especially hard on those who follow their own twisted sexual desire, and who despise authority. These people are proud and arrogant, daring even to scoff at supernatural beings without so much as trembling.

4. Use and Not the Abuse of Liberty

 

1 Peter 2:16 For you are free, yet you are God’s slaves, so don’t use your freedom as an excuse to do evil.

 

5. Municipal Obligations

 

Jeremiah 29:7 And work for the peace and prosperity of the city where I sent you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, for its welfare will determine your welfare.”

 

6. To Whom Honor is Due

 

1 Peter 2:17 Respect everyone, and love your Christian brothers and sisters.  Fear God, and respect the king.

 

Romans 13:7 Give to everyone what you owe them: Pay your taxes and government fees to those who collect them, and give respect and honor to those who are in authority.

 

7. Righteousness the Bulwark of the Nation

 

Proverbs 14:34 Godliness makes a nation great, but sin is a disgrace to any people.

 

Amos 5:14 Do what is good and run from evil so that you may live! Then the Lord God of Heaven’s Armies will be your helper, just as you have claimed.

 

8. The Patriotism of Nehemiah

 

Nehemiah 2:3 but I replied, “Long live the king! How can I not be sad? For the city where my ancestors are buried is in ruins, and the gates have been destroyed by fire.”

 

 

Outline is from the Dixon Analytical Bible

Scripture is from the New Living Bible courtesy of www.biblegateway.com

Arranged and modified by HKM 09/07/2010