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Well thanks to Michelle. She and her husband, Ryan, are graduates of the Master's College and they serve in the Crossroads ministry and Resolved ministry as well. How greatly we appreciate their ministry there. John Martin, of course, and Lisa also coming through the Master's College and John doing so many wonderful things to give us leadership in music, including writing all original music every week for our television program. What a blessing, benediction that ministry to us is. We're very, very grateful for all of this.

It is incumbent upon us to understand as Christians that we are under authority. We do not exist in some kind of self-styled freedom. And that authority clearly is divine and it is not oblique, it is not hard to discover the essence of that authority because it is revealed to us on the pages of Scripture. God exercises His authority over us and delineates in clear terms what it is that He requires. And that is why He has given us His Word.

So, we are under authority and we are under the authority of God as revealed on the pages of Scripture. The responsibility of preachers and teachers, elders and leaders in the church, is to delineate then the meaning of Scripture so that the people understand what it is that God demands of them. We are told, as you will remember from a few weeks back, to speak the things that are fitting for sound doctrine, Titus 2:1. And then at the end of that chapter, "These things speak and exhort and reprove with all authority." There is no equivocation about what the Bible means by what it says. And faithful ministers, faithful servants of the Lord, faithful preachers and teachers give the meaning of Scripture clearly and directly. We then speak with authority....

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