by Jeffrey W. Hamilton The Organization of the Church The Apostles Prophets What Are Elders Responsible For? Servants of the Church The Purpose of Preaching What Is Teaching?

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by Mike Johnson Many acknowledge the authority of God and Christ but do not accept or understand the authority of the Apostles. Some people today say we only need the words of Jesus to guide us. Some who take this position place a great deal of emphasis on the red-letter edition of the Bible —…

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Text: Mark 3:14-19   I.         Often when we talk about the apostles, we focus on the notable Peter and Paul.             A.        There are many things we can learn from their lives, but we also can learn from the examples of the other apostles as well.             B.        Today I would like to direct your attention to two brothers, James…

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Question: How did the Corinthian church receive the Holy Spirit in a miraculous way? Was it by the laying on hands by the apostles or what? Or does the Bible not say? Answer: The church in Corinth was started by the Apostle Paul (Acts 18). He initially taught there for 18 months (Acts 18:11) and…

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Question: Please, was Paul given a different dispensation from the other apostles? Answer: The word “dispensation” means either a system of rules in place at a particular time or to be exempt from a system of rules. Thus, your question really is whether Paul taught a different gospel from the rest of the apostles. Such…

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Text: Galatians 2:1-10   I.         I suppose a casual reader could read verse 7 from our text and come away with the idea that two different messages were being taught.             A.        One being taught to the Gentiles and a different message being taught to the Jews.             B.        Yet the goal of the gospel was to unite Jews and…

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by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Acts 20:17-36   I.         How do you prove that your brand of Christianity is real?             A.        For some, the argument is based on who was around the longest.                         1.         A religion that just recently started is declared to be suspect. If the church has been around for 2,000 years, then where was the…

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Question: Hello, I came across your website a while back while doing a topical web search and bookmarked it as a study source.  I’m a member of the Lord’s church and teach a teenage class, some of whom are Christians, some not.  I had an interesting question last Lord’s Day from a student: “How do…

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Question: I need to know some things. I was reading on your site The New Testament Canon outline. I came across this: I-5. 5.         From these early Christians we learn that Mark took the various stories told by Peter and placed them in a book as accurately as he could. Peter did not dictate the book directly…

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Question: Our Lord Jesus in John 21 tells the apostle Peter to feed His sheep three times. What role was Peter being told to assume? Is it that of an elder?  Which sheep was our Lord talking about? Is it the other apostles and disciples or the church that was going to be established at Jerusalem?…

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