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Lesson 1 - The Law of Subjection

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God wants a people that understand the power of the Gospel to change current circumstances for his glory alone. Understanding his word is the first step to knowing his purposes for our life.

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What is Protocol?

Protocol Defined
++"the official procedure or system of rules governing affairs of state or diplomatic occasions"
++"a code of ceremonial forms and courtesies of precedence accepted as proper and correct in official dealings, as between heads of state and diplomatic officials."
Oxford Dictionary defines protocol as "the official procedure or system of rules governing affairs of state or diplomatic occasions"
Webster's Dictionary defines protocol as "a code of ceremonial forms and courtesies of precedence accepted as proper and correct in official dealings, as between heads of state and diplomatic officials."

What are biblical protocols?

1 Timothy 3:15 KJV 1900
15 But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.
Paul recognizes
++His personal limits
++The power of The Gospel
The Gospel
++Brings knowledge
++Provides Strength
++Gives Guidance
++The foundation of the church
There are a lot of things
++called the Gospel
++sound like the Gospel
How do you tell the difference?
Romans 1:16 KJV 1900
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
Paul said the Gospel
++Nothing to be ashamed about
++The power of God
++The Pillar and ground of truth
It stands true upon itself. it doesn’t need extra support
This is why Jesus spoke differently from his religious counterparts.
Matthew 7:29 KJV 1900
29 For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.
How did the scribes speak?
++They referenced the opinions of others
++They used others to validate their position
John 8:3–5 KJV 1900
3 And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst, 4 They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act. 5 Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou?
Now Moses in the law
“In the Law”
Jesus referenced the word
++To declares his authority
++To show his power
John 8:7 KJV 1900
7 So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.
John 8:10 KJV 1900
10 When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee?
As we approach the word of God
++Know what it says
++Know why it was said
++Know what He is saying
God wants to
++Give you the word
++The word in you
++That you can have a word.
1 Peter 4:11 KJV 1900
11 If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
God wants his word in your mouth.
Romans 10:8 KJV 1900
8 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;
Hebrews 4:1 KJV 1900
1 Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it.
Hebrews 4:2 KJV 1900
2 For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.
Romans 13:1–7 KJV 1900
1 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. 2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. 3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: 4 For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. 5 Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake. 6 For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God’s ministers, attending continually upon this very thing. 7 Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.

Why is this area important?

We need to know the limits God has set.
1 Timothy 3:15 KJV 1900
But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.

The discussion of behavior in the new testament defines a new church culture.

The Church
Has a distinctive culture
Is built on relationship
Is strengthened through fellowship
Is bound together by unity
Is characterized by love
Acts 20:32 KJV 1900
And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.
Philippians 2:1–2 KJV 1900
If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies, Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.
Psalm 133:1 KJV 1900
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is For brethren to dwell together in unity!
John 13:35 KJV 1900
By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.
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