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Rules of Grace: The Exposition of Romans 13

The timelessness of Scripture was on display this week as three students proclaimed the "rules" given to church-age believers in Romans 13: submit to God-ordained authority and fulfill the debt of love to one another.

One of ABC's distinctives is our commitment to expository preaching - clearly explaining and applying the author's intended meaning as expressed in the text of Scripture. Each spring, ABC hosts its Expository Preaching Week, an opportunity for three Homiletics students to open God's Word in chapel. Sponsored by Bible Center Church of Charleston, WV, the goal of the week is to impress upon our campus family the importance of conveying not what the speaker has to say, but what God has said.

This year’s preachers were Samuel Roderick (junior, youth and family major), Andrew Stroud (junior, pastoral major), and Isaac Fetterhoff (senior, pastoral major).

Each student delivered the message of Romans 13, clearly explaining the context in which Paul wrote Romans while applying the eternal truth to the lives of today's Christians. Each preached the text with reverence and evidenced a sensitivity to their privilege of handling the Word of God.

In our lawless and corrupt culture, believers are called to live lives of contrast. Our submission to God and love for him is evidenced by our submission to earthly authority and love for others.

To hear the timeless exhortation of Romans 13 as shared by these students, click on the links below. If you hunger for a regular diet of expository preaching, visit our website and listen to more of ABC's chapel messages. You can also visit our Facebook page to see photos of the Expository Preaching Week.

Samuel Roderick

Sermon Title: "Are You a Law-Abiding Christian"
I. The Law of the Land (vv. 1-7)
II. The Law of Love (vv. 8-14)
Listen to Samuel's Message

Andrew Stroud

Sermon Title: "Wake Up!"
I. The Imperative for Submission (vv. 1-7)
II. The Imperative for Affection (vv. 8-14)
Listen to Andrew's Message

Isaac Fetterhoff

Sermon Title: "Godly Conduct as Citizens in an Ungodly World"
I. Our Responsibility as Citizens of an Earthly Kingdom (vv. 1-7)
II. Our Responsibility as Citizens of a Heavenly Kingdom(v. 8-14)
Listen to Isaac's Message

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