TEXT:  ROMANS 13:8-14

  • Introduction: The greatest generation to ever live.”
    • What made them so great?
    • Why we are in a great place for revival according to an eyewitness of the Welsh revival?
    • “And that” in verse 11 is referring back to the previous paragraph in verses 8-10
  1.  It is time now because of the lateness of the time     Romans 13:11
    1. The time today is corrupt “knowing the time”     II Peter 1:4; Matthew 24:42-44; I Thessalonians 5:1-3; I Chronicles 12:32; Daniel 1:20; Acts 17:11
    2. The time is evil     Ephesians 5:14-18
    3. The time to make a difference is running out     Jude 17-22
  2. It is high time to live for the Lord in this corrupt world    Romans 13:11-12
    1. Not to be spiritually asleep     Matthew 13:15; Acts 28:27; Hebrews 5:11
    2. Not to be living in sin
    3. Not to be living for ourselves
  3. It is time to make a difference with the Lord    Romans 13:12-14
    1. By putting on the armor of holiness
    2. By living in the reality of His righteousness
      1. It is righteous to live honestly & speak truth in love     Ephesians 4:13; 5:14-18
      2. It is righteous to live life spiritually awake & alert
      3. It is righteous to live in the holiness of God in us     Romans 6:13-16; Ephesians 5:18-21; James 4:1-8; Galatians 5:25
    3. By making no room for lust to win
      1. Live in the reality of the presence of your Lord with you
      2. Live in following the example that your Lord has set for you     I John 2:1-6
      3. Live as to not make sin easy for you     I Corinthians 10:12-14