Pastoral Authority\Baptism

We all have authority in our lives whether it’s our parents, or our boss, or sometimes even the government.  The Church has spiritual authority when it comes to the body of Christ.  The pastors/elders have been called to lead the church.  You (as a member of the body) have been called to submit to their leadership (as long as it’s Biblical).  You are also called to submit to God.  Sometimes we as Christians resist authority even when it’s righteous. 

Bible Verses: Ephesians 5:21, Hebrews 13:17, James 4:7, 1 Peter 5:5, Ephesians 5:21-33, Titus 3:1, 1 Corinthians 11:3, 1 Peter 3:21, Acts 22:16, Acts 10:48, Matthew 28:19-20, Acts 16:31-33

Sermons to Listen/Review

Marching Orders –

Most Powerful Water In The World –

Questions – Answer in an email or paper to turn in to your Discipleship Mentor.

Have you been baptized?  When?

Why should all Christians be baptized?

If you are a wife are you submitted to your husband?  Why?

If you are a husband are you submitted to Christ and commited to putting your wife first?  Why?

If you are an unmarried young adult are you submitted to your parents?  Why?

Do you work hard and submit to the leadership in your job?

Are you fully submitted to God?  Why?

Are you fully submitted to the Pastors of your Church?  Why?


#1.  You should be baptized (if you are a member), describe what your baptism means to your faith to your Discipleship Mentor.

#2.  Examine the people that you are submitted to in your life?  List off 3 people you would allow to correct you (not your spouse).  If you don’t have three people, start to build a relationships with a person/people you’d like to be accountable too.  Discuss with your Discipleship Mentor the places you need to work on when it comes to authority.

#3.  Ask your Discipleship Mentor and same sex FVC Pastor (Not Pastor Matt or Crystal) to list 3 things that you need to work on in your faith.  Write them down and be prepared to work on them in the next section. 



I verify before God and before the witness (Discipleship Mentor) that I have listened to the sermons, read the Bible verses, answered the questions, and completed the tasks as assigned.  I am submitted to God and the leadership of Faith and Victory Church.  I have also been baptized according to God’s word.

Discipleship Mentor

I verify before God, that I held accountable this disciple to being submitted to God and the authority of His church.  I have witnessed this Disciple’s submission and am convinced he/she has a heart to be under authority.  I have also checked and discussed all the questions and tasks that were assigned.  This disciple is ready to move forward.

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