How We Should Treat/Relate to People in Authority; And How We Should Handle People in the Church Who

Updated: Dec 31, 2019

Numb. 12:1-9 – – God rebukes Aaron & Miriam for rising up against Moses.


Numb. 21:4-9 – – God judges because the people spoke against Him and Moses.


I Samuel 26:9,11,23 – – David’s attitude towards God’s anointed = King Saul


II Kings 2:23-25 – – Ex. Of consequences of not honoring authority


I Chron. 12:17,33,38 – – Heart attitude of people towards authority/leaders


Esther – God’s blessing on Esther due to her attitude towards authorities (Mordecai, King, etc.)


Psalm 31:18 – – David’s prayer for those who “speak arrogantly against the righteous”


Proverbs 28:25 – – The kind of person that stirs up strife (= arrogant)


Matt. 24:9-12; II Tim. 3:1-5; II Peter 2:1-22; Jude 8-16 – – how many people will be in the last days (i.e. rebellious, arrogant, hateful..etc.)


Romans 13:1-3 – – Attitude towards governing authorities


Romans 16:17,18 – – What to do with people who reject authority


I Cor. 5:11 – – How to relate to “so called brothers” in the church who are “revilers”, etc.


II Cor. 12:20 – – The kind of things Paul hoped would not be found in the church


Gal. 6:1-3 – – How the mature should restore those in sin


I Thess. 4:1-8 – – We are to teach sexual purity and realize that anyone who rejects this teaching rejects God Himself.


II Thess. 3:6,14, 15 – – How to deal with lazy irresponsible people in the church


I Tim. 1:18-20; II Tim. 2:16-18, 3:8,9; 4:10a, 14,15; III John 9-11; – – Examples of rebellious, factious people who were named in N.T. epistles/letters


I Tim. 5:17, 19 – – How to treat elders


Titus 2:15 – – How to exercise authority and deal with those who reject/resist it


Titus 3:1,2 – – How to respond to authorities and even to all men


Titus 3:9-11 – – How to deal with a factious man in the church


Hebrews 13:17 – – How to treat/respond to leaders/authorities in the church


I Peter 2:13, 14 – – How to treat/respond to people in authority


I Peter 5:5 – – How young men should respond to their elders and how all of us should relate to one another (i.e. in humility)


II Peter 2:9,10 – – God will rescue the godly and judge/punish the rebellious


Jude 16, 19 – – Description of apostate or rebellious folk in the church in the last days

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