Authority - Lesson one
OUR SPIRITUAL LIFE
1. Did you ever make a commitment to Christ and if so,
how old were you? ______________
2. What confession did you make at the time of your
3. Have you been baptized? How were you baptized?
4. How long after your commitment were you baptized?
5. For what purpose were you baptized?
6. Were you saved before or after your baptism?
OUR AUTHORITY IN RELIGION
Two sources of authority in religion
- Matthew 21:23-27
Yes – No Is there a need for authority in religion?
Yes – No Would you agree that there are two
sources of authority in religion?
Yes – No Does the bible teach that we must choose
between either man or God as our authority?
The Standard of authority in Christianity
2. Matthew 28:18-20
Yes - No Did Jesus receive all authority in heaven
3. Hebrews 1:1-2
Yes - No Does God speak to us today through
4. John 12:48
Yes - No Will the words of Jesus judge you in the
5. I Corinthians 14:37; Galatians 1:11-12
Yes - No Is Christ’s authority revealed to us in the
6. 2 Timothy 3:16-17
Yes or No Do we need other revelation to make us
God’s Restrictions Placed Upon Man
7. Deuteronomy 4:2
Yes - No Could Moses add to the commandments
8. 2 John 9
Yes - No Can we go beyond the doctrine of Christ?
9. Revelation 22:18-19
Yes - No Can we add to this book or take away
from this book?
Examples of God’s Restrictions
10. Genesis 2:16-17; 3:22-24
Yes - No When Adam and Eve ate of the fruit, were
they driven from the Garden of Eden?
11. Leviticus 10:1-2
Yes - No Did Nadab and Abihu have authority
from God to offer this strange fire?
12. Numbers 20:7-12
Yes - No Did Moses obey God when he struck the
Yes - No Did Moses enter the land of promise?
13. 2 Samuel 6:6-7; Numbers 4:15
Yes - No Was Uzzah allowed to touch the ark?
Yes - No Does God demand obedience?
Standards of Authority Used By Men
14. Genesis 37:34; 45:26
Yes - No When Jacob heard a lie (was deceived)
did he believe it?
Yes - No When Jacob heard the truth, did he
refuse to believe it?
15. Acts 26:9-11
Yes - No Was Paul wrong for persecuting the
Yes - No Can one be taught wrong and consciously
Wisdom of men:
16. 1 Corinthians 2:4-5
Yes - No Should our faith be in man’s wisdom?
17. 1 Corinthians 4:6: Matthew 15:7-9
Yes - No Are we to think of the wisdom of men
above that which is written?
Yes - No Should this eliminate all man-made creed
books that many denominations have.
18. 1 Peter 3:20
Yes – No Were there only eight souls in the ark?
19. Matthew 7:13-14
Yes –No Will the majority be saved?
Parents and Traditions
20. Galatians 1:13-16
Yes - No Did Paul persecute the church because of
his Jewish traditions?
Yes - No When Paul began to preach Jesus, did he
give up his traditions that contradicted
21. Matthew 10:34-37
Yes - No If you love family more than Jesus, are you
worthy of Him?
The Law of Moses:
22. 1 Kings 8:9,21; Hebrews 8:7-9
Yes or No Was the covenant that God made with Israel
when He led them from Egypt, the two
tables of stone (the ten commandments)?
Yes or No Is this the new covenant that God will make
23. Hebrews 8:10; Matthew 5:21-22; 27-28
THOUGHT QUESTION: What is the difference
between the old covenant of Moses and the new
covenant of Christ?
24. Galatians 6:2
Yes or No Are we to fulfill Christ’s Law?
Yes or No Are we under the law of Christ today?
Authority in Religion