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The Fourth Commandment What does God teach us about those whom he has placed in authority over us?

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2 The Fourth Commandment What does God teach us about those whom he has placed in authority over us?

3 Question #1 How does God emphasize the special importance of this commandment? How does God emphasize the special importance of this commandment?

4 Ephesians 6:2-3 Ephesians 6:1-2 Hebrews 13:7 & 17 Key Point #1 1 Peter 2: Timothy 5:8 1 Timothy 4:16 Key Point #2 HomeChurchGovernment care for usteach us provide law and order Obeying love and respect Romans 13:3-4 Colossians 3:20 Galatians 5:13 Key Point #3 Leviticus 19:32 Key Point #4

5 Ephesians 6:2-3 “Honor your father and mother” – which is the first commandment with a promise – “that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.”

6 Key Point #1 God __________ the _________ of this ____________ by adding a special _______ to it. emphasizes importance commandment promise

7 Question #2 Which people has God placed in authority over us?

8 Ephesians 6:1-2 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” – which is the first commandment with a promise-

9 Hebrews 13:7 & 17 Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith. Obey your leaders and submit to their authority. They keep watch over you as men who must give an account. Obey them so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no advantage to you.

10 1 Peter 2:13-14 Submit yourselves for the Lord's sake to every authority instituted among men: whether to the king, as the supreme authority, or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right.

11 Key Point #2 God places ______ over us in the _____, ______, and __________. people home church government

12 Question #3 What blessings does God give us through these people he places over us?

13 1 Timothy 5:8 If anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for his immediate family, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

14 1 Timothy 4:16 Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.

15 Romans 13:3-4 For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and he will commend you. For he is God's servant to do you good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword for nothing. He is God's servant, an agent of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer.

16 Key Point #3 God _______ many wonderful ________ for both our ______ and our _____ through the ______ he ______ over us. provides blessings bodies souls people places

17 Question #4 How does God want us to honor these people he has placed over us to provide us with blessings?

18 Colossians 3:20 Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.

19 Galatians 5:13 You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather, serve one another in love.

20 Leviticus 19:32 ‘Rise in the presence of the aged, show respect for the elderly and revere your God. I am the LORD.’

21 Key Point #4 God wants us to _____ them by _______ them in a spirit of ____ and _______ at all times. honor obeying love respect

22 What I’ve Learned God wants me to respectfully obey those whom he has placed over me to provide blessings for my body and soul.


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