Fenced in By God’s Word

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By Larry Bunch

Benchley, March 24, 2019

  • Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 8, 6; 5:32-33
  • God laid out the path for His people. Joshua 1:7
  • Proverbs 4:26-27; Deuteronomy 12:32
  • Proverbs 30:56
  • An example
    • Numbers 22:18 – Balaam could only speak from God. He could not speak what originated from himself.
    • Numbers 24:13
    • I Peter 4:11
    • Revelation 22:18-19
    • II John 9
    • II Timothy 3:16-17
  • New Testament authority
    • Matthew 7:21 – It isn’t enough to just to say Jesus’ name.
    • Galatians 3:15; Psalms 89:34
    • Galatians 1:6-9
    • I Corinthians 4:6
    • Matthew 16:19; John 15:20; 7:23; 10:35 (Matthew 5:18-19)
    • John 14:26; 16:13
    • I Corinthians 2:6-13; II Peter 1:20-21
    • Acts 2:39; I Corinthians 10:34-35
    • At times, inspired men didn’t fully understand what they themselves said or wrote as prophecy. I Peter 1:10-12; Daniel 12:8-9

Authority, Part 2

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By David Watson

Benchley, January 20, 2019

  • Authority is specified to a certain degree
    • Example #1: Transporting the ark
      • Exodus 25:14; Numbers 4:15; 7:6-9
      • I Chronicles 13:7-14; 15:2, 12-15
    • Example #2: Strange fire
      • Leviticus 10:1-2
    • Example #3: Priesthood
      • Hebrews 7:11-16; 8:4
    • III John 9
  • “Please go buy me a dog.”
    • If you buy a cat, you did not follow the instructions.
  • Genesis 6:14 – “Make for yourself an ark of gopher wood.”
  • Singing – Colossians 3:17
    • Matthew 26:30
    • Mark 14:26
    • Acts 16:25
    • Romans 15:9
    • I Corinthians 14:15
    • Ephesians 5:19
    • Colossians 3:16
    • Hebrews 2:12
    • Hebrews 13:15
    • James 5:13
  • Work of local churches – II Corinthians 8:1-4; I Corinthians 14:26; Philippians 4:15
    • Provide for needy saints
    • Provide for worship and edification
    • Provide for preaching
  • Where is the authority for song books?
    • We must pick some method by which we sing.
  • Where is the authority for the church building?
    • I Corinthians 14:23, 26

By David Watson

Benchley, November 4, 2018

  • Mark 14:22-25
  • Is it wrong to have the Lord’s Supper on Sunday evening since we are supposed to “wait for one another?”
    • I Corinthians 11:33
    • I don’t believe so. That phrase simply addresses a specific problem in Corinth. I Corinthians 11:18-33; Acts 20:7
    • We have general authority to take the Lord’s Supper on the first day of the week.
    • We do not have specific authority to meet at a particular time or to take the Lord’s Supper and do other things as part of the same assembly, but that does not mean that we cannot do different combinations of those things.
  • Is it wrong to have the Lord’s Supper on Sunday evening since only one person (or a few) partake?
    • I don’t believe so. The communion is with Christ and is not invalidated if others are not partaking correctly (or at all). I Corinthians 10:14-22; Matthew 26:29; Leviticus 7:5-6, 15; 21:6
      • I Corinthians 10:14-22:
        • Christian (I Corinthians 10:16-17) ⇒ Cup/table of the Lord ⇒ Christ
        • Israel (I Corinthians 10:18) ⇒ Eat sacrifices ⇒ God
        • Gentiles (I Corinthians 10:19-22) ⇒ Cup/table of demons ⇒ Idols/demons
    • We have communion (sharing, fellowship, participation) with Christ! Matthew 26:29
  • Why do we even have these kinds of studies?
    • We are responsible for making sure we are worshiping correctly!

Authority, Part 5

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By David Watson

Benchley, June 5, 2013

Authority, Part 4

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By David Watson

Benchley, May 29, 2013

  • The Bible teaches us that unavoidable conclusions authorize, continued:
  • Notice some unavoidable conclusions in Scripture:
    • Acts 8:35-36 – Preaching Jesus includes preaching baptism.
    • Matthew 26:17,26 – Unleavened bread to be used in the Lord’s Supper.
  • How to be saved:
  • Part 2:  All authority is specified to a certain degree.
    • “Please go buy me a dog.”
      • In order to do what is authorized, I need to comply to the degree at which things are specified.
    • “Son, I want you to mow the lawn on Monday.”
      • In order to do what is authorized, the son needs to comply to the degree at which things are specified.
    • Genesis 6:14:  “Make for yourself an ark of gopher wood.”
      • In order to do what is authorized, Noah needed to comply to the degree at which things were specified.
    • Musical worship in the New Testament
    • Work of the local church
      • God authorized the church to provide for:
      • In order to do what is authorized, we need to comply to the degree at which things are specified.