|Staying in the Word|
Chapter Two, Lesson Four
AUTHORITY PRESCRIBED 1Timothy 2:11-15 Print this Bible Study
** Last week we observed how both men and women were to be Adorned Properly for times of corporate worship. For each of them, how did the characteristics of their lifestyles become their adornment?
** When it comes to being Adorned Properly, what is your desire? Whether male or female, do you want your outward appearance to reflect the inward change of heart that Christ brought about at your salvation?
** Authority and submission are two pillars upon which all of Gods creation has been placed. The Godhead itself functions within the parameters of authority and submission. While the Father, Son and Holy Spirit are all entirely equal and equally God, they function together through a perfect display of loving and sacrificial authority and submission.
cf. John 4:34, 5:30, 6:38 and Philippians 2:5-11 with Ephesians 5:21-27
So what is Gods prescription for authority within the church? When the church gathers together for worship, how is it to function? For the answer, lets read our passage for this evening and see Authority Prescribed in the inspired words of the apostle Paul.
Read passage (V.11-15)