Brookfield Church of Christ
Sept 11, 2019 Wed pm - Authority of the Bible
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    The Teaching of Jesus was from God.
    Jesus received all Authority from God:
    In heaven and on earth
    Over all flesh
    Over the Church
    We will be judged by the teachings of Jesus.
    The Apostles were inspired by the Holy Spirit in what they Taught and Wrote.
    The inspired word is our only guide in religion.
    We must not add to, or take away from God’s word.
    The New Testament is the law which we are under and by which we will be judged.
    Christianity is a taught religion.
    John 6:44–45 ESV
    No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him. And I will raise him up on the last day. It is written in the Prophets, ‘And they will all be taught by God.’ Everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to me—
    If church is going to grow it will be because we teach the lost.

    Our Authority in Religion

    John 8:32 ESV
    and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
    Jesus
    John 4:24 ESV
    God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”
    John 17:17 ESV
    Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.
    John 14:23–24 ESV
    Jesus answered him, “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. Whoever does not love me does not keep my words. And the word that you hear is not mine but the Father’s who sent me.
    Hebrews 1:1–2 ESV
    Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world.
    John 3:35 ESV
    The Father loves the Son and has given all things into his hand.
    Matthew 28:18 ESV
    And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
    John 17:2 ESV
    since you have given him authority over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him.
    Ephesians 1:20–23 ESV
    that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.
    John 12:48 ESV
    The one who rejects me and does not receive my words has a judge; the word that I have spoken will judge him on the last day.
    John 6:68 ESV
    Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life,

    The Holy Spirit Guided the Apostles into All Truth

    John 14:26 ESV
    But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.
    John 16:13 ESV
    When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.
    Jude 3 ESV
    Beloved, although I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints.

    The Inspired Word is our Only Guide in Religion

    John 20:30–31 ESV
    Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.
    1 John 5:13 ESV
    I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life.
    Romans 10:17 ESV
    So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.
    James 1:21 ESV
    Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.
    1 Peter 1:23 ESV
    since you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God;
    2 Timothy 3:16–17 ESV
    All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.
    2 Peter 1:3 ESV
    His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence,

    We Must Not Add to or Take Away from God’s Word

    Deuteronomy 4:2 ESV
    You shall not add to the word that I command you, nor take from it, that you may keep the commandments of the Lord your God that I command you.
    Galatians 1:6–9 ESV
    I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel— not that there is another one, but there are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be accursed.
    Leviticus 10:1–2 ESV
    Now Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, each took his censer and put fire in it and laid incense on it and offered unauthorized fire before the Lord, which he had not commanded them. And fire came out from before the Lord and consumed them, and they died before the Lord.
    2 John 9 ESV
    Everyone who goes on ahead and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God. Whoever abides in the teaching has both the Father and the Son.
    Matthew 15:9 ESV
    in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’ ”
    Matthew 7:21 ESV
    “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.

    We are Under which Law?

    Hebrews 1:1–2 ESV
    Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world.
    Matthew 28:18 ESV
    And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
    John 12:48 ESV
    The one who rejects me and does not receive my words has a judge; the word that I have spoken will judge him on the last day.
    John 1:17 ESV
    For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
    Hebrews 9:15–17 ESV
    Therefore he is the mediator of a new covenant, so that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance, since a death has occurred that redeems them from the transgressions committed under the first covenant. For where a will is involved, the death of the one who made it must be established. For a will takes effect only at death, since it is not in force as long as the one who made it is alive.
    Hebrews 8:6–7 ESV
    But as it is, Christ has obtained a ministry that is as much more excellent than the old as the covenant he mediates is better, since it is enacted on better promises. For if that first covenant had been faultless, there would have been no occasion to look for a second.
    Hebrews 8:13 ESV
    In speaking of a new covenant, he makes the first one obsolete. And what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away.
    Acts 13:38–39 ESV
    Let it be known to you therefore, brothers, that through this man forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you, and by him everyone who believes is freed from everything from which you could not be freed by the law of Moses.
    Galatians 3:11–13 ESV
    Now it is evident that no one is justified before God by the law, for “The righteous shall live by faith.” But the law is not of faith, rather “The one who does them shall live by them.” Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us—for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree”—
    Colossians 2:14 ESV
    by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross.
    Ephesians 2:15 ESV
    by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace,
    Galatians 3:23–25 ESV
    Now before faith came, we were held captive under the law, imprisoned until the coming faith would be revealed. So then, the law was our guardian until Christ came, in order that we might be justified by faith. But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian,
    Romans 7:4 ESV
    Likewise, my brothers, you also have died to the law through the body of Christ, so that you may belong to another, to him who has been raised from the dead, in order that we may bear fruit for God.
    Romans 7:6 ESV
    But now we are released from the law, having died to that which held us captive, so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit and not in the old way of the written code.
      • John 6:44–45NIV2011

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      • Ephesians 1:20–23NIV2011

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      • John 14:26NIV2011

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      • Jude 3NIV2011

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      • Deuteronomy 4:2NIV2011

      • Galatians 1:6–9NIV2011

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      • 2 John 9NIV2011

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      • Acts 13:38–39NIV2011

      • Galatians 3:11–13NIV2011

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      • Galatians 3:23–25NIV2011

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