Our loyalty, first of all, must be to God. Then that loyalty can be extended to God's people who walk in the light of God's Word.
God didn't leave the earth in the first century. God came to the earth in the first century in the form of the Holy Spirit. So that Jesus, when he was here incarnate in the flesh, when he was leaving us, said, "I'm not gonna leave you alone, I'm gonna give you a comforter, a buddy, a pal." And I don't use those words sacrilegiously at all. He meant somebody who would stand with you through it all, to be your friend, to be there to strengthen you in the inner person when you need strengthening and that would be the Holy Spirit of God and he is here for us. (Joe Beam, The Holy Spirit, Tape 3, Nashville Jubilee, 1996).
Did you ever stop to think or to consider that Jesus said the Holy Spirit would come to take his place? Have you not read where Jesus said, "I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever?" (John 14:14-17) ...What I am affirming is that the Holy Spirit is personally present, is really present, in the conviction and conversion of the sinner as Jesus was present when he dealt with men and women while he was here in body, during his personal ministry. (Ben M. Bogard, First Affirmative Speech, "The Work of The Holy Spirit," Hardeman-Bogard Debate, Gospel Advocate Co., 1938, p. 9).
Here is stated the two-fold office of the Holy Spirit Comforter in the apostles; first, the reminding office of the Holy Spirit in them: "bring all things to your remembrance;" and second, the revealing office of the Holy Spirit in them -- "he shall teach you all things" and "he will guide you into all truth." It was therefore reserved for the Comforter, the Holy Spirit of inspiration, to reveal to the apostles the things that the Lord had not himself told them, and thus complete the gospel plan of redemption. (Foy E. Wallace, Jr., The Mission and Medium of The Holy Spirit, Foy E. Wallace, Jr. Publications, 1967, p. 96).
It is absolutely crucial that we decide the "authority issue" before we practice anything in religion.
|9:45||The History Of The City Of Colosse Along With The Occasion And Setting Of The Church, 1:1-2 . . . . . . . . . . Windell Fikes.|
|10:30||Conversion In Colossians . . . . . . . . . . Nat Evans.|
|7:00||Exposition Of 1:3-8 . . . . . . . . . . Charles Blair.|
|8:00||A Faithful Minister, 1:7; 4:7 . . . . . . . . . . Garland Robinson.|
|9:00||Exposition Of 1:9-20 . . . . . . . . . . Wayne Cox.|
|10:00||Let No Man Deceive You, 1:23; 2:4,8,16,18,20-23 . . . . . . . . . . Brian Hodge.|
|11:00||Being Fruitful In Every Good Work, 1:10 . . . . . . . . . . Ted Horn.|
|1:30||Exposition Of 1:21--2:3 . . . . . . . . . . Dean Fugett.|
|2:30||Redeeming The Time, 4:5 . . . . . . . . . . John Grubb.|
|7:00||Dead In Sins, 2:13 . . . . . . . . . . Charles Leonard.|
|8:00||Alive In Christ, 2:13 . . . . . . . . . . Melvin Sapp.|
|9:00||Exposition Of 2:4-12 . . . . . . . . . . Ben Vick.|
|10:00||The Nature & Preeminence Of Christ, 1:15-19 . . . . . . . . . . Robin Haley.|
|11:00||The Kingdom Of God's Dear Son, 1:13 . . . . . . . . . . Chuck Northrop.|
|1:30||Exposition Of 3:16 . . . . . . . . . . Charles Pledge.|
|2:30||Exposition Of 3:17 . . . . . . . . . . Ken Burleson.|
|7:00||Punishment Of The Wicked, 3:25 . . . . . . . . . . Ron Cosby.|
|8:00||Redemption Through His Blood, The Forgiveness Of Sins, 1:14 . . . . . . . . . . Gilbert Gough.|
|9:00||Exposition Of 2:13-23 . . . . . . . . . . Wayne Coats.|
|10:00||The Mystery Of The Gospel, 1:26-27; 2:2; 4:3 . . . . . . . . . . Melvin Elliott.|
|11:00||Worshipping Of Angels, 2:18 . . . . . . . . . . Walter Pigg.|
|1:30||Exposition Of 3:1-15 . . . . . . . . . . Alan Adams.|
|2:30||Give Thanks To God -- Gratitude, 1:3,12; 2:7; 3:15,17; 4:2 . . . . . . . . . . H. D. Simmons.|
|7:00||Grounded And Settled, 1:23 . . . . . . . . . . Virgil Hale.|
|8:00||The Wrath Of God, 3:6 . . . . . . . . . . Terry Joe Kee.|
|9:00||Exposition Of 3:18--4:1 . . . . . . . . . . Bill Crossno.|
|10:00||Love To All The Saints, 1:4 . . . . . . . . . . Don Tate.|
|11:00||Let Your Speech Be Seasoned With Salt, 4:6 . . . . . . . . . . Arthur Burnett.|
|1:30||Exposition Of 4:2-18 . . . . . . . . . . Jimmy Bates.|
|2:30||Laboring Fervently -- Zeal, 4:12 . . . . . . . . . . Jimmy Young.|
|7:00||The Priorities Of Life, 3:1-2 . . . . . . . . . . Ed Casteel.|
|8:00||The Hope Which Is Laid Up For You In Heaven, 1:5 . . . . . . . . . . Ronnie Whittemore|
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