Romans 13:1-7

Text: Romans 13:1-7

Title: Living as Citizens of Heaven and Earth: Navigating Authority


  • Christians and the State  v. 1
  • Submit in Everything?  vv. 2-5
  • Christian’s Responsibility  vv. 6-7

Application questions:

  1. Looking back over your notes from this week’s sermon and text, what particularly caught your attention, challenged or confused you?
  2. Circle all the times Paul mentions God in 13:1–6. What verbs are assigned to God?
  3. What is the relationship between God and governing authorities?
  4. What is your attitude towards the governing authorities? Does it reflect what Paul commands here?
  5. Do you tend to have a too high of view or two low of view of the authorities God as put over you?
  6. When do Christians courageously disobey earthy authorities in order to obey God? What are some examples that have happened or could happen in your life?
  7. Looking back over this week’s sermon and study, what one thing is most important for you to remember and apply?