LESSON 11 13/11/2016
CHRISTIAN RELATIONSHIP WITH THE GOVERNMENT
Suggested Hymns: G.H.B. 33, 35
Devotional Reading: Rom. 13:1-7
Topic For Adults: Your Duty To The Government
Topic For Youths: Don’t Resist Authorities
Topic For Intermediates: Respect The Law
Scripture Lesson: Rom. 13:1-7; Mk. 12:16-17; 1 Tim. 2:1-4; 1 Pet. 2:13-14
Memory Verse: Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authorities except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God (Rom. 13:1) NKJV.
DAILY DEVOTIONAL READING
When Civil Disobedience Is Allowed
Christians are to take a stand when the laws interfere with rights of consciences; when they command the worship of idols, or any moral wrong, then it is their duty to refuse submission. It is implied that the state has a God-given power albeit capable of abuse over its subjects, hence if a ruler forbids what God requires or requires what God forbids, Christians cannot submit, and some form of civil disobedience becomes inescapable (Acts 4:18-31; 5:17-29)
Point of Emphasis: Be subject with care.
Prayer Point: Lord, help me to be able to know when the Government is trying to draw me away from you.