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  1. Authority evangelism & edification www.HebronChurchofChrist.com

  2. Authority evangelism & edification • If we love Jesus, we will keep His commands, • Jn. 14:15 • Master, Jn. 15:20 • Shepherd, Jn. 10:11 • All authority, Mt. 28:18

  3. Authority evangelism & edification • Respect New Testament authority • Abide in Christ’s doctrine, 2 Jn. 9 • Not altering it, Rev. 22:18, 19 • Contend for the faith, Jude 3

  4. Authority evangelism & edification • Noah Obeyed God To Build the Ark • Obey Authority To Build The Church • Many Follow Man’s Authority

  5. Authority evangelism & edification • Noah Obeyed God To Build the Ark • Noah lived in a wicked world, Gen. 6:1-13 • God’s people influenced by sinners • Sin rampant & entrenched • Judgment • Noah just & found grace

  6. Authority evangelism & edification • Noah Obeyed God To Build the Ark • God commanded Noah to build an ark, • Gen. 6:14-7:3 • Gopherwood • 300 x 50 x 30 cubits • Three decks • Two of unclean animals • Seven of clean animals

  7. Authority evangelism & edification • Noah Obeyed God To Build the Ark • Noah respected God’s authority, Gen. 6:22 • Gopherwood, Gen. 6:14 • Specific: type • Not pine • Not oak • Not cherry • Not cedar Did God have to say, “Make it of gopherwood… Not of pine, not of oak…”

  8. Authority evangelism & edification • Noah Obeyed God To Build the Ark • Noah respected God’s authority, Gen. 6:22 • Gopherwood, Gen. 6:14 • Generic • Where to get the wood • How to transport it • Storage

  9. Authority evangelism & edification • Noah Obeyed God To Build the Ark • Noah respected God’s authority, Gen. 6:22 • Size of the ark, Gen. 6:15 • Specific: 300 cubits long • Specific: 50 cubits wide • Specific: 30 cubits high • Generic: size of planks used to get this

  10. Authority evangelism & edification • Noah Obeyed God To Build the Ark • Noah respected God’s authority, Gen. 6:22 • Make the ark, Gen. 6:14 • Generic: tools • Type • Size • Number

  11. Authority evangelism & edification • Noah Obeyed God To Build the Ark • Noah respected God’s authority, Gen. 6:22 • Make the ark, Gen. 6:14 • Generic: where to build it • Field • Meadow • By river or lake

  12. Authority evangelism & edification • Noah Obeyed God To Build the Ark • Noah respected God’s authority, Gen. 6:22 • Make the ark, Gen. 6:14 • Statement: make it of gopherwood • Necessary inferences • Get the wood • Cut the wood • Put the wood together

  13. Authority evangelism & edification • Obey Authority To Build The Church • Church consists of people, 1 Pt. 2:5, 9 • Spiritual house, 1 Tim. 3:15 • Building, Eph. 2:19-22

  14. Authority evangelism & edification • Obey Authority To Build The Church • Teach to add people to the church • Teach the lost, Mt. 28:19, 20; Mk. 16:15, 16 • Drawn by teaching, Jn. 6:44, 45 • Truth saves, 1 Pt. 1:22; Jn. 8:32 • Abide in Christ by the word, Jn. 8:31; 15:4-7

  15. Authority evangelism & edification • Obey Authority To Build The Church • Church has authority to teach the gospel • Oral, 1 Thes. 1:8 • In person • On radio • Internet • Television

  16. Authority evangelism & edification • Obey Authority To Build The Church • Church has authority to teach the gospel • Written, Acts 15:23 • On paper • Signs • Internet

  17. Authority evangelism & edification • Obey Authority To Build The Church • Church has authority to teach the gospel • Support teaching, Phil. 4:15-17; 2 Cor. 11:8 • Local • National • Overseas • One or several

  18. Authority evangelism & edification • Obey Authority To Build The Church • Church has authority to teach the gospel • Edify saints, Eph. 4:11-16 • Sermons • Bible classes • Literature • Website

  19. Authority evangelism & edification • Many Follow Man’s Authority • Churches use entertainment to draw people • Drama • Comedians • Bands

  20. Authority evangelism & edification • Many Follow Man’s Authority • Churches offer material benefits • Hair salon • Workout center • Job counseling/placement

  21. Authority evangelism & edification • Many Follow Man’s Authority • Churches provide fun • Recreation • Parties • Game rooms

  22. Authority evangelism & edification • Many Follow Man’s Authority • Churches lure people with bribes • Free food • Raffles • Give away stuff • Cash

  23. Authority evangelism & edification • Many Follow Man’s Authority • Where is the authority? • Generic or specific: • teach gospel vs. entertain, parties • Statement, example, necessary inference: • bible class vs. hair salon, basketball • Social gospel is like Noah using pine wood From Heaven or Men?

  24. Authority evangelism & edification • If we love Jesus, we will keep His commands, • Jn. 14:15 • Master, Jn. 15:20 • Shepherd, Jn. 10:11 • All authority, Mt. 28:18

  25. Authority evangelism & edification • Respect New Testament authority • Abide in Christ’s doctrine, 2 Jn. 9 • Not altering it, Rev. 22:18, 19 • Contend for the faith, Jude 3