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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
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
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
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