By Jady Stevens

Benchley, September 30, 2015

  • The importance of inspired words
    • John 6:63
    • John 12:48
    • I Corinthians 2:12-13
  • Given the importance of inspired words …
    • For better or worse, what are some reasons to use words absent from, or used differently in, the Bible?
      • Translation!
      • Discuss extra-biblical/secular topics
      • Express ideas counter to scripture
        • Macro-evolution, other gospels (Galatians 1:8)
      • Summarize scriptural concepts or phrases
        • “Discipline”
      • Operating in areas of freedom
        • “Singing night”
      • Which of those (or others) are acceptable?
    • Singing night
      • “The original” singing night
        • Acts 16:25
      • We are commanded to teach and admonish one another in song. Ephesians 5:19; Colossians 3:16
        • Not told when, how many at a time.
      • Song leader
        • What is the role of a song leader?
        • Most fundamental: lead congregation in fulfilling the command to sing.
          • Even inspired songs were to be sung in an orderly manner. I Corinthians 14:26, 40
        • Beyond leading singing
          • Word of Christ dwelling within
          • Teach with all wisdom
          • Admonish with all wisdom
        • “Gospel meeting” or “meeting”
          • Define it
            • To an outsider
          • Frequent meeting to hear the Word
            • Apostles preaching and teaching daily in the temple and from house to house.
            • Consider how important this was before the Word was written down.
          • Visiting preachers
            • Acts 8:25
            • Acts 8:40
          • What to expect from a preacher of the gospel
            • Preach the gospel (Acts 8:25, 40; 14:21)
            • Preach the Word (Acts 8:4)
            • Preach peace through Jesus Christ (Acts 10:36)
            • Preach Jesus and the resurrection (Acts 12:18)
            • Preach the kingdom (Acts 20:25)
            • Strengthen and encourage in the faith (Acts 14:21-22)
            • Preach the Word … reprove, rebuke, exhort (II Timothy 4:2)
          • Benevolence
            • Husband to render benevolence due to his wife (I Corinthians 7:3)
            • Synonyms?
              • Acts 24:17
              • I Corinthians 16:3
              • Philippians 4:6
            • Church discipline
              • Discipline of the body (I Corinthians 9:27; I Timothy 4:7)
              • Fathers discipline children (Ephesians 6:4)
              • I Corinthians 5:4-5
              • I Corinthians 5:11
              • I Corinthians 5:13
              • II Thessalonians 3:6
            • Member of… Place membership…
              • Members of the body
                • Romans 12:5; I Corinthians 12:27
              • Members of the household of God
                • Ephesians 2:19
              • Members of one another
                • Ephesians 4:25

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