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Can We Change God’s Word?

In this lesson, we considered whether or not man has the authority to alter God’s word. 

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Who Does the Church Obey? (Part 2)

In this lesson, we continued our look at the authority established for the local church. 

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Who Does the Church Obey?

In this lesson, we began a look at authority and how it pertains to the local church. 

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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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