The Authority of Christ

Text: Matthew 28:18 Jesus Possesses All Authority – Matthew 28:18 We Are to Respect His Authority in All Things – Colossians 3:17 The Authority of Christ & the Word of God – 1 Corinthians 2:10-16 What Happens if We Reject Jesus’ Words? – John 12:48

Doing What Has Been Authorized

Text: Colossians 3:17 How Do We Determine What has been Authorized?

Why We Do What We Do in the Assembly

Text: 1 Peter 3:15; Colossians 3:17 Singing – Ephesians 5:19; 1 Corinthians 14:15 Prayers – Acts 2:42; 1 Corinthians 14:15 Lord’s Supper – Acts 20:7; 1 Corinthians 11:23-34 Giving – 1 Corinthians 16:1-2 Preaching – Acts 2:42; 20:7

The Source of Authority

If we do not have the proper source of authority, it leads to: Disobedience – Colossians 3:17 Division – 1 Corinthians 1:10-13 Apostasy Throughout “church history,” apostasy has come from people not following the proper source of authority. Catholicism – 3 sources of authority Word of God Decrees of the pope Church tradition Protestantism – […]

Respecting God’s Authority

Cain & Abel – Genesis 4:1-7 Noah – Genesis 6:13-7:5 Nadab & Abihu – Leviticus 10:1-3 Man gathering wood on the Sabbath – Numbers 15:32-36 Uzzah – 2 Samuel 6:1-10

Sound the Alarm

Text: Hosea 5:8 The Watchman’s Duty – Ezekiel 3:17-21 Sound the Alarm Judah (v. 10) – moved the boundary; went beyond their allotment Ephraim (v. 11) – followed man’s commands How Did they Get in this Condition? Lack of knowledge (Hosea 4:6) Corrupt priests (Hosea 4:6-10) Spirit of harlotry (Hosea 4:11-5:4) Problem with pride (Hosea […]

The Bible

The Bible is unique – 2 Timothy 3:16 The Bible is the truth – John 17:17 The Bible is timeless – 1 Peter 1:25 The Bible is authoritative – Matthew 28:18; John 16:13 The Bible is understandable – Ephesians 3:4 The Bible reveals God’s will – 1 Corinthians 2:10-16