SUBTOPIC: GLORY KILLER DISREGARD FOR AUTHORITIES
TEXT: Isa. 9:6-7, Num.16:1-33, Matt. 22:21, Rom. 13:1-7, 1Tim. 2:1-2, Heb.
From creation, God established government or people in authority. He ordained and upholds the principle of government and also expects everyone to be subject to authority as people who disregard God’s government receive to themselves damnation. Although, not all government fulfils God’s desire (1 Sam. 13: 8 10) while some derive their power from the devil for vain glory.
1. What can you say about disregard for authorities?
2. Explain the various forms that authority takes and places where we have constituted authority.
3. In what ways do Christians disregard constituted authority?
4. What are the danger^ of disregard for authorities? Num. 16:1-33.
5. How will you assess members’ attitude to constituted authority in your parish?
6. Highlight our responsibilities to the authorities. Matt. 22:21, Rom. 13:1-7; 1 Tim. 2:1-2; Heb. 13:17.
God has placed eternal glory on every believer who is subject to authority ordained by God. Disregard for the government of Jesus Christ truncates or kills the ordained glory upon a man both on earth and in eternity except he repents.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Disregard for authorities in all things lawful and godly brings about wrath.
Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Rom. 13:1