This week was the first part of challenging message, titled “Submission and Pride,”which that Pastor Tim teaches on Submission.
March 4, 2012 – Pastor Tim – Submission & Pride (Part 1) – Click to download
We are also tempted to rebel against human authority. We have two biblical responsibilities in regard to authority figures: pray for them and submit to them. The following are areas where we may need to submit to human authority:
- Civil Authority
- Husbands and Wives
- Church Leader
Being submissive to human authority demonstrates faith.
This week’s scripture references (all verses quoted in New King James Version unless noted):
Dear Heavenly Father, You have said that rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft and insubordination is as iniquity and idolatry. 1 Samuel 15:23, For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, And stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, He also has rejected you from being king.” I know that in action and attitude I have sinned against You with a rebellious heart. I ask Your forgiveness for my rebellion and pray that by the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ all ground gained by evil spirits because of my rebelliousness would be cancelled. I pray that You will shed light on all my ways that I may know the full extent of my rebelliousness and choose to adopt a submissive spirit and a servant’s heart. In the name of Christ Jesus my Lord. Amen