Lesson 5 – Kingdom Authority What Causes DivisionJuly 15, 2020
What Causes Division?
“So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ. From him the whole body joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.” Ephesians 4:11-16
- The idea of the church being a (ruled by the people)
- All believers are of before God, but not all have the . (Ephesians 4:11-16)
- We get fights causes rather than on fighting the enemy.
When we submit to unworthy authorities, we are really submitting to God. He honors our obedience and invests in our kingdom authority. To submit us to imitate Jesus who humbles Himself and became obedient unto death.
The Price of Submission
- suffering (1 Peter 2:19-23)
The Problems of Submission
- against and sometimes refuse to obey if authorities violate God’s law.
- is not always the same as obedience.
- God rather than men. (Acts 5:17-29,41-42)
Jesus has given us the victory, but we must lay hold of it.
- Stay to the source
- Stay to the source
- Do not abuse
- Always Jesus’ heartbeat
“Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matthew 28:18-20)