Guardians of Doctrine

In the previous study, we observed the biblical precedent and imperative for churches being led by a plurality of elders. We briefly addressed the three titles given to a pastor in the New Testament: shepherd, elder, and overseer, which over time have formally become pastor, presbyter, and bishop. Ultimately, each of the title refers to …

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Above Reproach

In the previous study, we observed the responsibilities of elders, namely, that they are commanded to lead (shepherd, oversee, and model) by devoting themselves to prayer and the ministry of the Word. Biblically, prayer and teaching are the two tasks from which elders cannot deviate. We know now what elders do, but how do we …

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Community | 1 Peter 4:7-11

Sermon | Week 4 SUGGESTED VERSES FOR MEMORIZATION & MEDITATION The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers. Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. As each has received a …

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Church Elders | Titus 1:5

This is why I left you in Crete, so that you might… appoint elders in every town as I directed you. Titus 1:5 ESV   Given that appointing elders in every town was Paul's primary directive to Titus, it is troublesome that so few of us understand the biblical concept of eldership. In fact, thinking …

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