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Messages with tag - Authority

Tue, Aug 02, 2016
Passage: 1 Samuel 15:23-35
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 8 mins 22 secs
Are there times when we have the right to disobey government authority? Listen to this lesson to learn what the Bible says is the only exception to obedience to authority. Hear about two situations in Daniel that show how believers are to live in a pagan world. Find out that there are God-given distinctions between the roles of men and women. See that divination is an acceptance of the authority of demons. Recognize that when we violate the laws of establishment that we are in rebellion against God.
Thu, Mar 12, 2015
Passage: 1 Peter 1:1
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 56 mins 58 secs
Are there apostles today as some churches teach? Listen to this lesson to get a thorough understanding of the word apostle, starting with its early roots. Understand how apostle is used in the gospels in contrast to its use in the Church Age. Find out three questions to ask when the Bible says someone is an apostle. Learn the connection between apostleship and authority. See that the qualifications for an apostle in the Church Age are ones that make it impossible for anyone to be an apostle today. As you read and study 1 Peter realize that Peter’s description as an apostle means that what the book teaches us is meant to be obeyed.
Thu, Apr 24, 2014
Passage: Romans 13:3-5
Series: Romans (2010)
Duration: 59 mins 16 secs
Have you ever wondered why God allowed evil rulers like Nero and Adolph Hitler to come to power? Listen to this lesson to understand God's role in raising up rulers and removing them. See how the purpose of all authority, whether in the home, at school, on the job, or in the government is to bring peace and order into our lives. Don't be surprised to learn that it's not okay to disobey an authority just because we think they're unjust or we don't agree with them. Find out two Biblical reasons why we should be obedient to those over us and how our submission does not make us a doormat but glorifies God for all eternity.
Thu, Apr 17, 2014
Passage: Romans 13:1-7
Series: Romans (2010)
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 44 secs
When does a Christian have a right to revolt against his country? Listen to this lesson to learn Biblical principles of how we should respond to authority, whether good or evil. Contemplate the tyrannical government that Jesus Christ submitted to when He was crucified on the Cross for our sins. Understand that when this passage in Romans was written by the Apostle Paul, one of the cruelest leaders in history was ruling. Resist the sin nature's urge to rebel against authorities we don't agree with and recognize that our contribution to changing our country lies in spiritual growth, prayer, and fulfilling our obligations as citizens.
Thu, Apr 10, 2014
Passage: Romans 13:1-7
Series: Romans (2010)
Duration: 58 mins 5 secs
Surely you don't expect me to obey my unreasonable boss, or play second fiddle to my clueless husband, or pay every penny of my taxes to an out-of-control government? Listen to this lesson to learn that God is the One who instituted all authority and it's the believer's responsibility and privilege to submit to those in charge. Examine the meaning of submission and see the rare exceptions when we are to "obey God rather than man". Understand that these authorities are designed for our benefit and that humbling ourselves in obedience will bring rich rewards in time and eternity.
Sun, Oct 27, 2013
Passage: Luke 2:40-52
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 49 mins 14 secs
"Why can't you be more like your brother?" If you were ever compared to a brother or sister you're going to enjoy hearing this lesson about the childhood of Jesus living with His parents and younger siblings. Find out the way young Jewish boys were raised and what it meant when they reached 12 years of age. See how this explains Jesus' actions in the temple in Jerusalem. Learn about the core sin of the universe related to the angelic conflict and see why it was necessary for Jesus to learn obedience to authority through the unique challenges He faced in His life.
Sun, Oct 06, 2013
Series: Bible Study Methods (2013)
Duration: 45 mins 43 secs

Hendricks, Living By the Book, Chapters 5 and 6. Beginning to observe. Observation exercises

Assignment:

Read Hendricks, Living by the Book, chapters 7-8.

Read the entire book of James every day.

Around Saturday (after you've read the book of James every day), write 15-25 observations on James 1:19.

Sun, Oct 06, 2013
Series: Bible Study Methods (2013)
Duration: 46 mins 18 secs
Beginning to Observe.

Hendricks, Living By the Book, Chapters 5 and 6

Understanding inductive Bible study methods vs. deductive Bible study methods.

Handout #1 - The Student, The Fish, and Agassiz

Handout #2 - The Cruciality of Structure

Sun, Sep 01, 2013
Passage: Matthew 1:1
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 57 mins 41 secs
True stories of the lives of famous people quickly move to the top of the best sellers' charts. Listen to this lesson to get in at the beginning of the engrossing story of the life of Christ as told by a once-hated tax collector, Matthew. See how his emphasis is on Christ as the promised Messianic king. Buckle your seatbelt for a "fly-over" view of the entire book and its six-point outline to get you ready for the not-to-be-missed practical ways this gospel can impact your life.
Sun, Aug 25, 2013
Passage: Proverbs 31:10-0
Series: Proverbs (2013)
Duration: 56 mins 26 secs
How's this woman's ad on a popular dating site? "Not afraid of hard work. Owns successful business. Invests money for maximum profit. Believes wife should help, enhance, and honor husband. Does everything with grace and kindness." Listen to this lesson to learn what the Bible says about the traits of an ideal wife and see how they're not the ones we usually think of today. Discover how the woman in Proverbs 31 cares for her family and those around her. Find out how her husband and children will praise her and she will be honored in Heaven.