• Laws about Leadership Media Resource by

    Deuteronomy 17

    This lesson moves to the pinnacle of the step pyramid that Dr. Godfrey has been using to illustrate the outline of Deuteronomy. In looking at laws about leadership beyond the local level, Dr. Godfrey provides insights into the role and requirements of Israelite kings. The overarching theme of this lesson on leadership is that Jesus is the ultimate Prophet, Priest, King, and Judge. View Resource

  • The Role of Government Media Resource by

    Romans 13:1-5

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  • Stopping the Aggressor Media Resource by

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  • Big Brother Is Watching You Media Resource by

    1 Samuel 8:1-19

    In a post-Christian world, people who have rejected God often make an idol of the state, and the state often encourages such dependence. The twentieth century witnessed the rise of a particularly despotic form of statism in countries from China to Russia to Germany. What dangers do we face when the state attempts to replace God? In this session, Dr. R.C. Sproul Jr. discusses the dangers of statism and the way Christians should respond when they find themselves in a nation where statism has gained ascendancy. View Resource

  • The Authority of the State Media Resource by

    Romans 13:1-7

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  • Living Under Authority Media Resource by

    1 Peter 2:11-17

    God in His grace has chosen to create a people to submit to His authority. But the New Testament tells us that we must also submit to the authority of earthly rulers. For whose sake do we obey them? Is there ever a time when we may disobey civil authorities? Dr. Sproul examines this issue in this message as he teaches us the importance of obeying the earthly authorities God has placed over us. View Resource

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    1 Peter 2:9-12

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  • An Instrument of Evil Media Resource by

    Ephesians 6:10

    What happens when governments of this world don’t carry out their God-appointed responsibilities? At what point do they move from being negligent ministers of justice to instruments of evil? In this message, Dr. Sproul explains to us the fundamental responsibilities of the civil government and the measurable influence Satan has had in this realm. View Resource

  • Established Religion Media Resource by

    What is the official status of Christianity in the United States of America? Is it equal with all other religions? Does the “separation of church and state” mean that the state is free from any notion of God? In this message entitled “Established Religion,” Dr. Sproul explains the dangers of misunderstanding the idea of the separation of church and state. View Resource

  • Questions and Answers Media Resource by

    Difficult questions are raised when church and state issues are discussed. In this study of “Church and State” many questions have already been addressed, and in this message Dr. Sproul and his son, Dr. R.C. Sproul Jr., take the time to discuss some of these questions. View Resource

  • Legal Force Media Resource by

    In these United States of America, we have a government that is of the people, by the people, and for the people. Presently the federal government is involved with many things including social programs and stimulating economic growth. Aside from those things, what is the primary purpose of government? This series will explore the role of government and the relationship between church and state, and Dr. Sproul begins by examining the fundamental role of human government. View Resource

  • The Sword & the Keys Media Resource by

    Romans 13:1-5

    What is the mission of the civil government? What power and authority does the church have in the world? Does the church have the right to criticize the government’s decisions? Does the government have the right to intervene in ecclesiastical matters? Dr. Sproul answers these questions in this message as he explains the role of the government distinguished from the role of the church, and reminds us who holds “The Sword and the Keys.” View Resource

  • Government Media Resource by

    Romans 13:1-2

    How are Christians to obey Christ’s command to obey corrupt earthly governments? Do we unconditionally obey earthly governments in obedience to God? How does the Christian live out this dual citizenship? Under what conditions, if any, do we disobey our earthly governments? In this message, Dr. Sproul talks about the role of government in the world and how the Christian is to live with the tension of two kingdoms. View Resource