Category Archives: Elders and Deacons

Five Faithful Sayings

Paul verbally highlighted five points for emphasis sake in the books of  1 & 2 Timothy and Titus.  These are five things which should be remembered.  1.  “This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus … Continue reading

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So, You’ve Got A Little Power!

In Psalm 82 God addressed the judges of old. He referred to them as “the might,” and even as “gods.” Why are they referred to as “gods”? The word “god” has reference to might, strength, authority, or position. Some have positions of … Continue reading

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Various Instructions for New Converts

The church at Thessalonica had not existed very long when Paul wrote his first letter to them.  He closed the letter with various instructions for these recent converts.  These instructions are valuable for every convert.  Let’s notice… 1.  Comfort and Edify … Continue reading

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Pray/Sing/Call

“Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray” (James 5:13a).  The term suffer could literally be rendered “to suffer evil.” “It is . . . sufficiently comprehensive to embrace every type of affliction, whether of outward bodily character or of … Continue reading

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Pray, Sing, Call

“Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray” (James 5:13a). The term suffer could literally be rendered “to suffer evil.” “It is . . . sufficiently comprehensive to embrace every type of affliction, whether of outward bodily character or of … Continue reading

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Selection and Rejection of Elder, Deacons, and Preachers

Elders We’ve studied the qualifications (1 Tim. 3:1-7; Tit. 1:5-9).  Now, we’ll look at how these men are selected.  Paul and Barnabas are said to have “ordained (appointed NASB/NKJV) elders in every church” in the region of Lystra, Iconium, and … Continue reading

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