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How to Deal with a Church Scandal - Pt. 1 (15 of 40)
Series: Living Under Kingdom Authority
Ernest L. Easley
1 Corinthians 5
We are learning these days from the book of 1 Corinthians about Living Under Kingdom Authority, authority that God has given His children for living the victorious Christian life! It's my prayer these days that God is drawing you back under His authority, giving you the authority, which is yours through Christ.
Living under His authority gives you authority over all the power of the enemy!
Living under His authority gives you authority over the spirits!
Living under His authority gives you power over strongholds!
Living under His authority gives you power for overcoming rather than being over come! Don't you believe for a moment that life is better, that life is somehow more fulfilling out from under His authority; and if you don't believe it, just ask the members of the church at Corinth. They discovered that life out from under God's authority only brings hurt and havoc into their lives and into the fellowship.
The news coming out of the church at Corinth was not good. This past Monday night one of our grandchildren spent the night with us. He woke up pretty early on Tuesday morning and when I walked into the den, he and Grandma Julie was sitting on the couch watching a children's show trying to wake up.
Well, I got a cup of coffee and joined them on the couch. We sat there a few minutes and Julie knows that I usually watch the morning news for about 20 minutes as I eat breakfast to start my day. After a few minutes, Grandma said, ''Kayson, can Papa watch the news for a few minutes?'' Well, he wasn't too happy about that but he finally agreed to give me a little air-time.
Not sixty seconds into the news, he said, ''Papa, I don't like the news.'' I said, ''Kayson, I don't either.'' There are some things you just cannot explain to a 3 year old!
Well, when you come to chapter 5 in 1 Corinthians, I'm ju ...
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