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Authority 6 - Pastors and Preachers

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Christ’s authority is superior to all others,Mt. 28:18Over all principalities,Eph. 1:20, 21Over the church,Eph. 1:22, 23Any challenge is disrespectful to Christ
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The Lord’s authority extendsto those who serve in the churchAll truth in His word,Jn. 16:13All things for life & godliness,2 Pt. 1:3Hold to the pattern,2 Tim. 1:13
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King Uzziah Violated God’s Authority
Bible Pattern For Pastors
Bible Pattern For Preachers
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Uzziah started out good,2 Chron. 26:1-5Successful in battle,2 Chron. 26:6, 7Famous,2 Chron. 26:8Wealthy,2 Chron. 26:10Large army,2 Chron. 26:12-14Inventive men,2 Chron. 26:15
King Uzziah Violated God’s Authority
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Uzziah became puffed up & fellArrogant,2 Chron. 26:16; cf. Prov. 16:18Tried to burn incense,2 Chron. 26:16-18Struck with leprosy,2 Chron. 26:19-21
King Uzziah Violated God’s Authority
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God’s authority cannot be disregardedAaron’s sons to be priests,Ex. 29:1-9Levites to assist them,Num. 3:5-9Jesus could not be priest under the Law,Heb. 7:12-14
King Uzziah Violated God’s Authority
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God’s authority cannot be disregardedExcuses not good enoughBlessed by God, want to praise HimAbility to burn incenseRight place: TempleRight activity: burn incenseWRONG person!king of Judah, not priest from Levi
King Uzziah Violated God’s Authority
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NT identifies a pastor in multiple ways& shows it as a unique officeShepherds & overseers,Acts 20:28Elders & shepherds,Acts 20:17, 28; 1 Pt. 5:1, 2Bishops & elders,Titus 1:5, 7Distinct from evangelist, preacher, minister,Eph. 4:11; 2 Tim. 4:2, 5
Bible Pattern For Pastors
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NT gives requirements for pastorsHusband of one wife,1 Tim. 3:2; Titus 1:6Faithful children,1 Tim. 3:4; Titus 1:6Plurality,Acts 11:30;14:23; 20:17;Phil. 1:1Chosen from among congregation,Acts 20:28; 1 Pt. 5:1-3; cf. Acts 6:1-6
Bible Pattern For Pastors
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Churches violate the pattern for pastorsSingle menChildless menMen w/ non-believing, non-converted childrenSole “pastor” of the churchBase qualifications onEducationPopularityCharisma
Bible Pattern For Pastors
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Preachers must follow God’s wordTeach the truth,2 Tim. 4:2; 1 Tim. 4:7Live the truth,1 Tim. 4:12
Bible Pattern For Preachers
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Preachers must be men, not women1 Tim. 2:11-15God said soAdam firstWoman deceivedWoman’s chief sphere of labor is the home
Bible Pattern For Preachers
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Churches violate the pattern for preachersFalse teachersHomosexualsWomenExcuses will not stand upHe doesn’t teach error hereShe is talented & effective
Bible Pattern For Preachers
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pastors & preachers
Christ’s authority is superior to all others,Mt. 28:18Over all principalities,Eph. 1:20, 21Over the church,Eph. 1:22, 23Any challenge is disrespectful to Christ
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The Lord’s authority extendsto those who serve in the churchAll truth in His word,Jn. 16:13All things for life & godliness,2 Pt. 1:3Hold to the pattern,2 Tim. 1:13
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Authority 6 - Pastors and Preachers