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Biblical Spheres of Authority

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Roles & Limits of State, Church, Family

  • When to say, “we must obey God rather than men”
    • Acts 5:29
    • 1 Peter 2:17
  • The ground of the Gospel
    • Ephesians 1:10, 20–22
    • Philippians 4:20–21
  • Christ is head over all  
    • Christ is head over Family
    • Christ is head over Church
      • The importance of gatherings
    • Christ is head over Government
  • When there is mutual concern
  • Abuse of authority
  • FAQs
    • When would a governor have due warrant to interfere with worship?
    • Why are we obeying God by still singing?
    • Why are we leaving it up to individuals and groups to decide how to fulfill the one-anothers?
  • Scriptural Examples
    • King Saul 1 Samuel 13, 15
    • King Uzziah 2 Chronicles 26:16–22
    • Daniel and dietary laws Daniel 1:8–16
    • Shadrach, Meshach, & Abednego and the golden image Daniel 3:8–30
    • Daniel and private prayer Daniel 6:10–28
    • The Apostles continued to meet and preach Acts 5:29–42
    • The Apostle Paul expected imprisonment Acts 20:23
    • Paul appealed to his Roman rights Acts 16:37–40 and Acts 22:22–29

1 Timothy 2:1–4

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