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Are We Speaking For God?

In this lesson, brother Duvall discusses how and why we speak as oracles of God, and uses Job’s friends to illustrate the harm done when speaking incorrectly. 

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Abiding by God’s Will

In this lesson, we talked about how God’s will is revealed to us and how we abide by His will. 

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Not Man’s Gospel

The apostle Paul was a strong teacher of the word of God.  Paul did not tow the party line.  He did not preach what others told him to preach.  The apostle Paul preached the gospel which came to him by the revelation of Jesus Christ.  Let all Christians learn from Paul’s examples. 

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The Work of the Church – Part 2

We noted a couple of months ago (“What God Authorizes for the Work of the Church,” published May 22, 2016) that God gave Moses a pattern to follow in building the tabernacle (Hebrews 8:5), including its organizational structure and the work of the priests and Levites in the tabernacle. 

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Respect for God’s Word

In this lesson, we considered the importance of respecting the word of God. 

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The Work of the Church

When God told His people in Old Testament times to build the tabernacle, He gave Moses the pattern that he was to follow in building the tabernacle. The Hebrew writer says:

“…Moses was divinely instructed when he was about to make the tabernacle. For He said, ‘See that you make all things according to the pattern shown you on the mountain’.” (Hebrews 8:5; Exodus 25:40). 

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What God Authorizes for Organizing His Church

The word “church,” in the New Testament, sometimes is used in a general sense referring to all of the people of God. In this sense, there is but one church and this one church has no earthly overseer:

“Christ is head of the church; and He is the Savior of the body” (Ephesians 5:23). 

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Authority: God’s Plan of Salvation

The articles appearing in this bulletin during 2015 were intended to set forth the basic principles revealed in God’s word concerning the biblical concept of authority. We noted what “authority” means and how it is used in the New Testament; from the dual meaning and usage we learned that Jesus Christ has the exclusive authority (meaning “the right to rule or govern”) to grant His church the authority to act (meaning “the right, freedom or permission to act”) in the

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Does Silence Authorize?

During the course of asking people for Biblical authority for their practices, it is not uncommon to encounter the response: “Where does the Bible say we cannot do it?” This is an attempt to justify some practice based on the idea that if the Bible is silent about it, then it is authorized by God. 

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Generic and Specific Authority

We have shown in previous articles that God authorizes (gives man the right and freedom to act) through commands, approved examples, and necessary inferences recorded in His inspired word, the Bible. Some commands, examples and inferences are very specific in what is being authorized. Others provide generic authority for actions in religious matters. 

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