Presentation on theme: "Sunday, March 25. Class Plan - Content 1. Introduction 2-3 Of much we have been FORGIVEN, therefore we pray that all men be saved 4 Personal Relationships."— Presentation transcript:
Class Plan - Content 1. Introduction 2-3 Of much we have been FORGIVEN, therefore we pray that all men be saved 4 Personal Relationships – how we should treat others 5-6-7 False Teachers; Why, How, What 8 All SCRIPTURE is inspired by GOD and PROFITABLE 9-10 The role of WOMEN in the Church 11-12 Widows; Then & Now 13-14 Slavery; Then & Now 15-16 Respect for Authority 17-18 Elders & Deacons 19-23 How does what Paul told Timothy and Titus to do relate to responsibilities and authority in the Church today. Preachers, Apostles, Clergy, Overseers of Overseers 24-25 Vessels of Honor 26 Wrap-up
False teachers must be refuted Titus 1:7-11(NASB) 7 For the overseer must be above reproach as God’s steward, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, not addicted to wine, not pugnacious, not fond of sordid gain, 8 but hospitable, loving what is good, sensible, just, devout, self-controlled, 9 holding fast the faithful word which is in accordance with the teaching, so that he will be able both to exhort in sound doctrine and to refute those who contradict. 10 For there are many rebellious men, empty talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision, 11 who must be silenced because they are upsetting whole families, teaching things they should not teach for the sake of sordid gain.
Reject a factious man Titus 3:8-11 (NASB) 8 This is a trustworthy statement; and concerning these things I want you to speak confidently, so that those who have believed God will be careful to engage in good deeds. These things are good and profitable for men. 9 But avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and strife and disputes about the Law, for they are unprofitable and worthless. 10 Reject a factious man after a first and second warning, 11 knowing that such a man is perverted and is sinning, being self-condemned.
Wrangling about words ruins 2 Timothy 2:14-17a (NASB) 14 Remind them of these things, and solemnly charge them in the presence of God not to wrangle about words, which is useless and leads to the ruin of the hearers. 15 Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth. 16 But avoid worldly and empty chatter, for it will lead to further ungodliness, 17 and their talk will spread like gangrene. …
Rescue the perishing ! 2 Timothy 2:24-26 (NASB) 24 The Lord’s bond-servant must not be quarrelsome, but be kind to all, able to teach, patient when wronged, 25 with gentleness correcting those who are in opposition, if perhaps God may grant them repentance leading to the knowledge of the truth, 26 and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, having been held captive by him to do his will.
Remember why you must refute false teaching ! 2 Timothy 3:1-7 (NASB) 1 But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. 2 For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, 4 treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; Avoid such men as these. 6 For among them are those who enter into households and captivate weak women weighed down with sins, led on by various impulses, 7 always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
Debrief – Discussion Period 1. What false doctrines are we in danger of today, in the churches of Christ?
Debrief – Discussion Period 2. Everyone tends to believe their opinion is the sound doctrine and the other person’s is not. Who decides a false doctrine is being taught? How?
Debrief – Discussion Period 3. Who has the responsibility and who has the authority to confront false teaching today: Elders, Deacons, Ministers, other Teachers, Universities, Publishers, Conventions, Ad Hoc Committees, Individual Christians?
Debrief – Discussion Period 4. If one fails to confront false teaching, complacency leads to the doctrine becoming accepted. If one challenges everything that seems not sound doctrine, that person is likely to be involved in constant disputes and strife. How do you know whether you are part of the solution, or part of the problem?
What would Jesus do ? Luke 20:1-8 (NASB) 1 On one of the days while He was teaching the people in the temple and preaching the gospel, the chief priests and the scribes with the elders confronted Him, 2 and they spoke, saying to Him, “Tell us by what authority You are doing these things, or who is the one who gave You this authority?” 3 Jesus answered and said to them, “I will also ask you a question, and you tell Me: 4 “Was the baptism of John from heaven or from men?” 5 They reasoned among themselves, saying, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ He will say, ‘Why did you not believe him?’ 6 “But if we say, ‘From men,’ all the people will stone us to death, for they are convinced that John was a prophet.” 7 So they answered that they did not know where it came from. 8 And Jesus said to them, “Nor will I tell you by what authority I do these things.”
What would Jesus do? 1. Teach what is right 2. Forced the false teachers to come after him 3. Turn their questions back on them
The parable of the vineyard owner Luke 20:9-13 (NASB) 9 And He began to tell the people this parable: “A man planted a vineyard and rented it out to vine-growers, and went on a journey for a long time. 10 “At the harvest time he sent a slave to the vine-growers, so that they would give him some of the produce of the vineyard; but the vine-growers beat him and sent him away empty- handed. 11 “And he proceeded to send another slave; and they beat him also and treated him shamefully and sent him away empty-handed. 12 “And he proceeded to send a third; and this one also they wounded and cast out. 13 “The owner of the vineyard said, ‘What shall I do? I will send my beloved son; perhaps they will respect him.’
The Chief Corner Stone Luke 20:14-18 (NASB) 14 “But when the vine-growers saw him, they reasoned with one another, saying, ‘This is the heir; let us kill him so that the inheritance will be ours.’ 15 “So they threw him out of the vineyard and killed him. What, then, will the owner of the vineyard do to them? 16 “He will come and destroy these vine-growers and will give the vineyard to others.” When they heard it, they said, “May it never be!” 17 But Jesus looked at them and said, “What then is this that is written: ‘The stone which the builders rejected, This became the chief corner stone’? 18 “Everyone who falls on that stone will be broken to pieces; but on whomever it falls, it will scatter him like dust.”
What would Jesus do? 1. Teach what is right 2. Forced the false teachers to come after him 3. Turn their questions back on them 4. Made the point in a way that put them aback
Jesus made Enemies Luke 20:19-20 (NASB) 19 The scribes and the chief priests tried to lay hands on Him that very hour, and they feared the people; for they understood that He spoke this parable against them. 20 So they watched Him, and sent spies who pretended to be righteous, in order that they might catch Him in some statement, so that they could deliver Him to the rule and the authority of the governor.
What would Jesus do? 1. Teach what is right 2. Forced the false teachers to come after him 3. Turn their questions back on them 4. Made the point in a way that put them aback 5. Showed no fear in the face of hostility
The catch question Luke 20:21-26 (NASB) 21 They questioned Him, saying, “Teacher, we know that You speak and teach correctly, and You are not partial to any, but teach the way of God in truth. 22 “Is it lawful for us to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?” 23 But He detected their trickery and said to them, 24 “Show Me a £ denarius. Whose likeness and inscription does it have?” They said, “Caesar’s.” 25 And He said to them, “Then render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” 26 And they were unable to catch Him in a saying in the presence of the people; and being amazed at His answer, they became silent.
What would Jesus do? 1. Teach what is right 2. Forced the false teachers to come after him 3. Turn their questions back on them 4. Made the point in a way that put them aback 5. Showed no fear in the face of hostility 6. Silenced his critics by showing the folly of the question
The Widow of seven riddle Luke 20:27-33 (NASB) 27 Now there came to Him some of the Sadducees (who say that there is no resurrection), 28 and they questioned Him, saying, “Teacher, Moses wrote for us that if a man’s brother dies, having a wife, and he is childless, his brother should marry the wife and raise up children to his brother. 29 “Now there were seven brothers; and the first took a wife and died childless; 30 and the second 31 and the third married her; and in the same way all seven died, leaving no children. 32 “Finally the woman died also. 33 “In the resurrection therefore, which one’s wife will she be? For all seven had married her.”
Marriage is for this World and not the next. Luke 20:27-33 (NASB) 34 And Jesus said to them, “The sons of this age marry and are given in marriage, 35 but those who are considered worthy to attain to that age and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry nor are given in marriage; 36 for they cannot even die anymore, because they are like angels, and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection. 37 “But that the dead are raised, even Moses showed, in the passage about the burning bush, where he calls the Lord the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. 38 “Now He is not the God of the dead but of the living; for all live to Him.” 39 Some of the scribes answered and said, “Teacher, You have spoken well.” 40 For they did not have courage to question Him any longer about anything.
What would Jesus do? 1. Teach what is right 2. Forced the false teachers to come after him 3. Turn their questions back on them 4. Made the point in a way that put them aback 5. Showed no fear in the face of hostility 6. Silenced his critics by showing the folly of the question 7. Didn’t let them draw him into a foolish argument
The final question Luke 20:41-44 (NASB) 41 Then He said to £ them, “How is it that they say the Christ is David’s son? 42 “For David himself says in the book of Psalms, ‘The Lord said to my Lord, “Sit at My right hand, 43 Until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet.”’ 44 “Therefore David calls Him ‘Lord,’ and how is He his son?”
Beware the scribes Luke 20:45-47 (NASB) 45 And while all the people were listening, He said to the disciples, 46 “Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes, and love respectful greetings in the market places, and chief seats in the synagogues and places of honor at banquets, 47 who devour widows’ houses, and for appearance’s sake offer long prayers. These will receive greater condemnation.”
What would Jesus do? 1. Teach what is right 2. Forced the false teachers to come after him 3. Turn their questions back on them 4. Made the point in a way that put them aback 5. Showed no fear in the face of hostility 6. Silenced his critics by showing the folly of the question 7. Didn’t let them draw him into a foolish argument 8. Pressed the point & Spoke the point plainly
Colossians 2:20-23 (NASB) 20 If you have died with Christ to the elementary principles of the world, why, as if you were living in the world, … 23 These are matters which have, to be sure, the appearance of wisdom in self- made religion and self-abasement and severe treatment of the body, but are of no value against fleshly indulgence.