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  • Authority? Series

    Contributed by Greg Nance on Jun 6, 2005
    based on 6 ratings
     | 2,050 views

    How do we handle authority in our lives today? What happens when the authority over us is corrupt? What does God tell us?

    Romans 13 Within a few years after Paul wrote these words he was beheaded by the very authorities that he here defends. In fact, by the time Paul wrote these words he had been in trouble with authorities in many places and had been jailed and beaten and otherwise abused. You would think by ...read more

  • Authority

    Contributed by Thomas Bowen on Feb 4, 2006
    based on 11 ratings
     | 4,850 views

    Christians are to live with the athority of God. However, most never use it so they loose it.

    Authority This morning we are considering the word authority. For young people it is a bad word….almost a “four letter” word.. Normally, there is an almost automatic resistance to any kind of an authority. I have heard kids say “you are not the boss of me!” Usually when a friend or someone ...read more

  • Authority

    Contributed by William Baeta on Aug 18, 2011
     | 2,791 views

    “ I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” Matt. 16:19.

    One of the most important activities of the believer’s life is prayer. No matter how important and necessary it is prayer cannot take the place of the exercising of our authority. There are situations in life when Jesus Christ expects us to use the authority that He has given us instead of ...read more

  • Authority Series

    Contributed by Michael Stark on Jul 23, 2011
    based on 5 ratings
     | 2,503 views

    Who has authority for faith and practise? The state? The Word? The message explores the continuing tension between government and church.

    “Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God.” Throughout their long history as a people of faith, Baptists have consistently opposed any diminution of the rights of the individual to seek ...read more

  • The Authority Of Christ

    Contributed by Quintin Marrow on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 59 ratings
     | 608 views

    Text Summary: In his narrative of Jesus’ teaching and the exorcism in the synagogue in Capernaum, Mark demonstrates that Jesus is the Son of God, and, as such, that He alone possesses the authority of God the Father. INTERPRETATION: Jesus’ authority is demonstrated: 1) In His teaching ...read more

  • Respect For Authority Series

    Contributed by Carl Willis on Apr 14, 2001
    based on 37 ratings
     | 1,607 views

    We respect earthly authorities out of our love for God

    Respect for Authority 1 Peter 2:13-17 Today we are going to talk about respect for earthly authority. Who are some earthly authorities? The President, Governor, Police Officers, Military Officers, etc... God’s word give us direction for our relationship with these authority figures. We ...read more

  • Governing Authorities

    Contributed by Clark Tanner on Nov 16, 2000
    based on 18 ratings
     | 575 views

    A devotion for growing believers

    “LET EVERY SOUL BE SUBJECT TO THE GOVERNING AUTHORITIES. FOR THERE IS NO AUTHORITY EXCEPT FROM GOD, AND EVERY AUTHORITY THAT EXISTS IS FROM GOD.” Now here is a passage of scripture that is very neglected; and we are living in a time when it should be taught often. In the thirteenth ...read more

  • Scriptural Authority

    Contributed by Lindeal Greer on Nov 22, 2000
    based on 67 ratings
     | 898 views

    How Scriptural Authority is Established, allowing the Bible to divide itself.

    How Scriptural Authority is Established Authority is the right to command or direct, enforce obedience or or administer punishment or reward. To authorize a thing is to empower to act, or direct by authority. In spiritual and in christian affairs, all authority comes from ...read more

  • The Purpose Of Authority Series

    Contributed by Michael Wilson on Nov 23, 2000
    based on 83 ratings
     | 5,142 views

    This series deals with how to properly honor the authorities in our life.

    Honoring Authority The Purpose of Authority Opening Statement This can be a very touchy subject due to the misuse of authority by people with wrong motivations. Or, it can be taken as a means to set oneself up on a pedestal. This series is about neither. It is about teaching what Godly ...read more

  • The Authority Of The Believer

    Contributed by Paul Vincent on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 146 ratings
     | 18,817 views

    I. INTRODUCTION: A. AS I STUDY THE WORD OF GOD, ESPECIALLY THE NEW TESTAMENT IT BECOMES CLEAR TO ME THAT GOD DESIRES FOR US TO HAVE AUTHORITY FROM HIM, AND FOR US TO USE THAT AUTHORITY AS THE HOLY SPIRIT LEADS US. 1. Mark 16:15-20 2. 2 Corinthians 2:1-5 } Go to and read each passage 3. 1 ...read more

  • The Governing Authorities

    Contributed by Shane Williams on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 51 ratings
     | 1,391 views

    How should we act toward those who rule over us?

    Over the past couple years, most of us have heard, read, and watched a lot about our president. There are many things we see going on in our executive branch that have never happened before. Whether it is lying, felonies, or adultery, there are a lot of things we disagree with that the ...read more

  • The Authority Of Love Series

    Contributed by Garth Wehrfritz- Hanson on Jan 26, 2003
    based on 94 ratings
     | 8,318 views

    The authority of Jesus and all of his would-be followers is rooted in love.

    Sermon for 4 Epiphany Yr B, 2/02/2003 Based on I Cor 8:1-13 & Mk 1:21-28 “The Authority of Love” By Pastor Garth Wehrfritz-Hanson Authority and love; the authority of love; that is a common thread woven into our second lesson and gospel today. In our world, authority and love continue to be ...read more

  • The Power Of Authority

    Contributed by Norris Harris I on Apr 28, 2003
    based on 45 ratings
     | 2,532 views

    This message deals with the strong evangelistic current in the ministry of believers and the church.

    I have found Meditative moods to be refreshing as well as enlightening. Perhaps David meant the same thing when he contemplated the well-being of the man who meditates both day and night with delight in the Word of God. He said that a meditative man was comparable to a tree planted by rivers of ...read more

  • By What Authority

    Contributed by John Williams Iii on Sep 24, 2002
    based on 227 ratings
     | 20,406 views

    This sermon is about how our words match our actions when it comes to obedience to the will of God.

    BY WHAT AUTHORITY Text: Matthew 21:23-32 I once heard the story about a young man who wanted a custom paint job on his car. He wanted the car to be two different colors. He wanted the whole right side to be one color and the left another color. When asked why he wanted his car ...read more

  • Responsibility And Authority

    Contributed by Bruce Hindenburg on Aug 26, 2002
    based on 24 ratings
     | 1,908 views

    An examination of the words of Jesus and Peter as set forth in the Gospel. A brief explanation of the Office of the Keys and Confession.

    August 25, 2002 – Matthew 16:13-20 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. Confirmation is going to be starting in just about a week. We’re going to have at least four of our young people in the class, three starting their first year ...read more