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must understand what is proper authority in matters of faith.
KEY WORD: Commands
SCRIPTURE READING: Same
of life is learning to obey commands.
teachers, army, boss, police
decided to just open Bible are see what God wants him to do
A. "Whatever you do, do it quickly"
B. "Judas went out and hung himself"
C. "Go do thou likewise"
matters of faith – there are three sources of authority.
– "This is a command."
the imperative voice – "Go into all the world"
commands are situational
A. For a specific person, time, event – Build ark, take up bed
B. For a group of people – Law of Moses – ended at cross
A. Stated – 1 Corinthians 16:1-2; 1 Corinthians 7:10
B. Imperative – Mark 16:15; Matthew 7:44
examples – learn what NOT to do – see how people sinned
examples – this is one way to do it – not the ONLY way
examples – when it illustrates a requirement (command)
A. Wrong example – Acts 5 – lying, Judas denies Christ
B. Approved example – Paul sailed from place to place, Peter fished
C. Binding example – Communion on 1st day of week
NOTE: We are required to
assemble, on Sunday, LS placed in assembly
Acts 20:7 is a binding example of
what day, not of time of day or location
often jump to wrong conclusions
Illustration of man opening Bible – Should he kill himself?
inference – Must reach this conclusion
Man came OUT of the house – necessary that he went IN.
A. Matthew 3:16 Jesus came up from the water
B. Command to assemble – demands a place, location, time to meet
C. Song books – Sing, decently and in order, admonish one another
MUST have authority for all that we teach and practice.
is the authority for ___________? Can you give chapter and verse?
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