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Miracles (Part 2)

There are different words used in the Bible to describe super-natural work: (1) “Miracle” (e.g. Luke 23:8; Acts 2:22).  The word is from the Greek, “dunamis” (it is from this word we derive our word “dynamite”).  The word refers to … 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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Qualifications of Deacons

The term “deacon” refers to “one who executes the commands of another… a servant, attendant, minister” (Thayer).  Elders, also called Bishops or overseers, oversee the local church; Deacons are their special helpers to whom they delegate certain tasks. Let us … Continue reading

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The Work of Elders, Deacons, Preachers, and Members

What are the duties of each?  How do these positions inter-relate?  Let’s study. Elders Elders possess God-given authority over the local church (Hebrews 13:17).  This authority may be likened unto that of a father in the house (1 Timothy 3:4-5).  … Continue reading

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