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Messages with tag - Unjust authority

Romans (2010)
Thu, Apr 24, 2014
by Robert Dean
Passage: Romans 13:3-5
Series: Romans (2010)
Duration: 59 mins 16 secs
Have you ever wondered why God allowed evil rulers like Nero and Adolph Hitler to come to power? Listen to this lesson to understand God's role in raising up rulers and removing them. See how the purpose of all authority, whether in the home, at school, on the job, or in the government is to bring peace and order into our lives. Don't be surprised to learn that it's not okay to disobey an authority just because we think they're unjust or we don't agree with them. Find out two Biblical reasons why we should be obedient to those over us and how our submission does not make us a doormat but glorifies God for all eternity.
1 Peter (2015)
Thu, Sep 29, 2016
by Robert Dean
Passage: 1 Peter 2:13-17
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 0 mins 25 secs
What does grace orientation have to do with our response to authority? Listen to this lesson to see that Jesus is our major example of submission to unjust authority. Hear the only exception to obeying legitimate authority. When faced with unjust but designated authority, do not look for wiggle room or an escape clause or you will be resisting the ordinances of God.
Matthew (2013)
Sun, Nov 05, 2017
by Robert Dean
Passage: Matthew 26:47-56 & Mark 14:43-52
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 49 mins 44 secs

When is it justified to defend yourself against government authority? Listen to this lesson to learn that there are instances when defense is legitimate but that Jesus Christ chose to submit to unfair authority. Find out how Jesus identifies Himself as God and how His voice affected the crowd. See how Peter reacted and hear what Jesus meant by His warning to Peter. Find out five prophecies that were fulfilled which gives us the confidence today that we can always depend on the Word of God.

This lesson also includes Luke 22:47–53 and John 18:2–11.

The notes link below includes “The Betrayal and Arrest” chronological reading of this event that Dr. Dean developed at the beginning of this class.