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Thoughts about the. Eldership. Church Government Temporary Apostles, Prophets and Inspired Teachers Permanent Elders, Deacons, Preachers and Teachers . The Eldership. Plurality Titles - Elder, Pastor, Bishop Work (1) Self Discipline

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Thoughts about the

Eldership

Church Government

Temporary

Apostles, Prophets and Inspired Teachers

Permanent

Elders, Deacons, Preachers and Teachers

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The Eldership

Plurality

Titles - Elder, Pastor, Bishop

Work

(1) Self Discipline

(2) Oversee the church and its work

(3) Shepherds over the flock

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Selection of Elders

  • Qualifications - 1 Tim. 3:1-7 Titus 1:5-9
    • Christian Life
    • Domestic Relations
    • Character
    • Habits of Life
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Selection of Elders

  • Process of selecting
    • Existing elders take lead
    • Objection - do we talk to him ?
    • Matt. 18:15-17 - does not apply
  • What about Adult Children ?
    • Every person has a choice
    • We are not robots or machines
    • Not under the control of Parents
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Duties of the Congregation

To the Elders

Know Them

1 Thes.5:12,13

Be Subject

1 Pet. 5:5

Obey Them

Heb. 13:17

No Accusations

1 Tim. 5:19

Support them

1 Tim. 5:17

Call upon

James 5:14-16

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Thoughts about the

Eldership

  • Members can expect from the Eldership…
    • United
    • Effective leadership
    • No legislation in matters of faith
    • Good example
    • No dictatorial attitude
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Thoughts about the

Eldership

  • Elders can expect from members…
    • Acceptance of decisions
    • Be at Peace
    • Cooperation in working
    • Only constructive criticism
    • Fervent Prayers
    • Wholehearted service
    • No murmuring or grumbling
    • Respect and Gratitude
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Sermon by Arthur Pigman

Evans Church of Christ

515 Gibbs Road

Evans, Ga. 30809

706-855-1249

evanscoc@bellsouth.net

www.evansgachurchofchrist.org

Sunday Morning April 3, 2011