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Summary: Sermon about the authority of God, and why it is important we abide by it.

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God’s Authority

1. Intro.

A. Story

B. Religious World

C. Mt. 28:18 And Jesus came and spoke to them saying, All Authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth.

Means All authority has been given to Christ

D. Col. 3:17 And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him

Means what we do must have Christ’s authority or he shouldn’t do anything without the authority of Christ

2. Examples in OT

A. Nadab & Abihu – Lev 10:1-2 Then Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, each took his censer and put fire in it, put incense on it, and offered profane fire before the Lord, which he had not commanded them.

So fire went out from the lord and devoured them, and they died before

the Lord

1.God Commanded what fire to use

2. They used a different or strange fire

3. This displeased God

B. Uzziah 2 Samuel 6:6-7 – 6. And when they came to Nachon’s threshing floor, Uzzah put out his hand to the ark of God and took hold of it, for the oxen stumbled. 7. Then the anger of the Lord was aroused against Uzzah, and God struck him there for his error; and he died there by the Ark of God

1. David’s Side

C.1 Chronicles 15:2,13 2 Then David said, “No one may carry the ark of God but the Levites for the Lord has chosen them to carry the ark of God and to minister before him forever. 13 For because you did not do it the first time, the Lord our God broke out against us, because we did not consult Him about the proper order

2. God commanded who and how the ark was to be moved

3. N.T. Examples

1. L.S. – Jesus authorized Unleavened Bread and Fruit of Vine (Matt. 26:26-)

a. If we were to have coke and Pizza we would not be doing what God authorized

2. Music

a. Eph. 5:19 speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the lord.

b. God authorized singing and making melody in your heart

c. Any other type of music (instrumental music, humming, clapping) would be unauthorized music

4. Conclusion- We want to please Christ to do so, in all things we do must be as he authorizes


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