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  1. Authority from heaven or men • How do we determine what we may do? • Individually as Christians • As a Congregation

  2. Authority from heaven or men • Jesus has all authority, Mt. 28:18 • Son of God • Head of the Church, Eph. 1:22, 23 • Head of man, 1 Cor. 11:3 • King of kings, Lord of lords, 1 Tim. 6:15

  3. Authority from heaven or men • Jesus’ Authority Challenged • God or Man

  4. Authority from heaven or men • Jesus’ Authority Challenged • Jewish leaders upset about • His actions & teaching, Mt. 21:1-17 • Triumphant entrance, Lk. 19:39, 40 • Cleansing of temple, Mk. 11:15-18

  5. Authority from heaven or men • Jesus’ Authority Challenged • At issue was Jesus’ authority, Mt. 21:23 • By what authority? • Scripture • Tradition • Messiah

  6. Authority from heaven or men • Jesus’ Authority Challenged • At issue was Jesus’ authority, Mt. 21:23 • Who gave you this authority? • God • Yourself • The council • A priest

  7. Authority from heaven or men • Jesus’ Authority Challenged • Jesus tested their integrity, Mt. 21:24-27 • John’s authority: heaven or men • If heaven: must believe, Jn. 1:29 • If men: people revolt, Mk. 1:5; Lk. 3:15 • Refused to answer • Not worthy of discussion

  8. Authority from heaven or men • God or Man • Authority from heaven is found in the Bible • God-breathed, 2 Tim. 3:16, 17; 1 Cor. 2:10-13 • From God • Profitable • Completes • Every good work

  9. Authority from heaven or men • God or Man • Authority from heaven is found in the Bible • Words of truth & reason, Acts 26:24, 25 • To be believed, Acts 8:36-38 • To be obeyed, 2 Thes. 3:14

  10. Authority from heaven or men • God or Man • Authority from heaven is found in the Bible • New Testament, Matt. 17:1-5 • Moses: the Law • Elijah: the Prophets • Jesus: the Gospel, Jn. 16:13-15

  11. Authority from heaven or men • God or Man • Authority from heaven is found in the Bible • Not add to or take from, Rev. 22:18, 19 • Add circumcision, Gal. 5:2? • Take away incarnation, 2 Jn. 7? • Cannot alter, Gal. 1:8, 9

  12. Authority from heaven or men • God or Man • Authority from men is not in the Bible • Self, Jer. 10:23; Prov. 14:12

  13. Authority from heaven or men • God or Man • Authority from men is not in the Bible • Ecclesiastical, 2 Cor. 11:13-15 • Pope • Council • Convention • Church [vote]

  14. Authority from heaven or men • God or Man • Authority from men is not in the Bible • Creed, 2 Jn. 9-11 • Book of Mormon • Methodist Book of Discipline • Westminster Confession of Faith • Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Constitution

  15. Authority from heaven or men • How do we determine what we may do? • Individually as Christians • As a Congregation

  16. Authority from heaven or men • Jesus has all authority, Mt. 28:18 • Son of God • Head of the Church, Eph. 1:22, 23 • Head of man, 1 Cor. 11:3 • King of kings, Lord of lords, 1 Tim. 6:15