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Listen to Both Sides

“He who answers a matter before he hears it, it is folly and shame to him” (Proverbs 18:13). “The first one to plead his cause seems right, until his neighbor comes and examines him” (Proverbs 18:17). These verses are cautioning … Continue reading

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Rest From Labor

In 1844, President Grover Cleveland made Labor Day a Federal Holiday.  “It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well being of our country” (History of Labor Day, dol.gov).  American workers … 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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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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