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  • The Church's Obligation To Its Elders Series

    Contributed by Freddy Fritz on May 26, 2022
    based on 1 rating

    1 Timothy 5:17-25 gives us practical instruction for the church's obligation to its elders.

    Scripture Paul understood that there was a crisis of leadership in Ephesus. In chapter 4:1-5, Paul pointed out some of the distinctive emphases of the false teachers. In chapter 5:11-16, he focused on the younger widows who seemed to have fallen under the influence of the false teachers. Then in more

  • Deacons Present And Future

    Contributed by John Dobbs on Jul 14, 2019

    Church Structure is designed by God. Deacons are important!

    DEACONS FOR THE PRESENT AND THE FUTURE INTRODUCTION The Church is the Body of Christ. It was bought by the blood of Christ and every Christian exists and lives in submission to Christ. It should be of no surprise to us that God has given us specific instructions about how he desires the church to more

  • Appointing Elders In Every Town Series

    Contributed by Michael Stark on Aug 23, 2013

    God's design appears to be a plurality of elders to oversee the labours of a congregation.

    “This is why I left you in Crete, so that you might put what remained into order, and appoint elders in every town as I directed you—if anyone is above reproach, the husband of one wife, and his children are believers and not open to the charge of debauchery or insubordination. For an more

  • Shepherding Among God's Flock Series

    Contributed by David Taylor on Feb 12, 2014

    Living as a Church in a Foreign Land Shepherding Among God's Flock

    Living as a Church in a Foreign Land Shepherding Among God's Flock 1 Peter 5:1-4 David Taylor We are in our last mini-series in 1 Peter, “Living as a Church in a Foreign Land,” where Peter describes a life of discipleship together as a church in the midst of pain and suffering. We more

  • Why Are Elders Important

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 11, 2001
    based on 19 ratings

    Reasons why God uses a plurality of godly elders to lead the church in making wise decisions

    Why Are Elders Important? (Acts 15:4-23) 1. These elders allowed the church to be administered by a plurality of godly leaders who met the Godly criteria stated in I Tim. 3:1-6. Here is an example of how multiple gifts, abilities and perspectives can synergistically work together for a greater more

  • An Elder Is A Man

    Contributed by John Dobbs on Dec 4, 2000
    based on 94 ratings

    Elders are not models of perfection, yet the church does have a responsibility towards them.

    Morning Message Central Church of Christ December 3, 2000 John Dobbs AN ELDER IS A MAN Introduction: There is no doubt that to be an elder is to be in a position of great influence, great responsibility, with great demands. It isn’t just any man who is willing to serve in this way. It isn’t more

  • Pray For These Guys

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Jan 29, 2012

    A sermon on the congregation's responsibilities to their elders (Much material taken from BIBLICAL ELDERSHIP by Alexander Strauch, Chapter 9 Paul's Instruction to Timothy)

    HoHum: Lao Tzu said this of a leader: A leader is best when people barely know that he exists. He is not so good when people obey and acclaim him. He is worse when they despise him. Do something that will make them uncomfortable but elders stand and recognize them. WBTU: Except for last more

  • The Role Of An Elder

    Contributed by Josh Brown on Oct 8, 2021

    The Church is made up of attendees, volunteers and leaders and each role is vital to the health of the church body. It is important to understand how each of these roles are called to serve within the church.

    We’re in week number two of a three part message serious where we are looking at the different role’s within the church... Last week we talked about deacons. We saw that deacons are the ultimate example of servants. And that their role is to come along side of the elders and help carry out the more

  • Who Is The Church Boss?

    Contributed by Larry Wise on Jul 17, 2010
    based on 4 ratings

    A sermon about the role of the elders.

    Who is the “Church Boss”? I Peter 5:1-5 Have you seen the new TV show called Undercover boss? It’s about good bosses. The contrast to that is the Annual "Worst boss" contest. One of the best-selling business books in 1996 was called "Best Boss, Worst Boss" by management more

  • The Elders' "P.l.a.c.e." In The Body Series

    Contributed by Pat Damiani on Feb 12, 2012

    The role of the elders is to protect, lead, admonish, care for and equip the local church.

    Since we have people here at TFC who have come from all kinds of different church backgrounds, we have all been exposed to different models of church leadership and structure. So as we address that topic here for several weeks, this is going to be an area where many of us may struggle with trying more

  • Pray For These Guys

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Jan 29, 2012

    A sermon on the elders responsibilities to their congregation (Much material taken from BIBLICAL ELDERSHIP by Alexander Strauch, Chapter 7 The Acts of the Apostles)

    HoHum: Lynn Anderson- Several years ago, Carolyn and I rode a tour bus through Israel's countryside, spellbound by Ahim, our unusually gifted tour guide. Ahim, who likes to laugh at himself, told how one of his tours fizzled. Ahim said he was reeling off his spiel about shepherds, who don't drive more

  • The Study Of The Organization Of The Church Series

    Contributed by Dr. William D. Poovey on Jul 20, 2015

    The Study Of The Organization Of The Church

    The Study Of The Organization Of The Church Philippians 1:1 (KJV) 1 Paul and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus which are at Philippi, with the bishops and deacons: Christ built the church (Matthew 16:18). That church is made up of the called out, the more

  • The Benefit Of Godly Elders

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Apr 3, 2003
    based on 19 ratings

    Here is an example of how multiple gifts, abilities and perspectives can synergistically work together for a greater total effect than the sum of several individual’s efforts. Without elders, the church can easily be led astray by one person’s agenda, per

    Why Elders Are Important - Acts 15:1-29 Illustration:Peter Drucker offers insightful guidance to the church when he calls leadership a peak performance by one who is "the trumpet that sounds a clear sound of the organizations’ goals." His five requirements for this task are amazingly reliable and more

  • Appointing Those Elders Series

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Oct 21, 2011
    based on 30 ratings

    Paul gives directions about appointing elders in churches. 1- An elder is a family man 2- An elder is a trustworthy man 3- An elder is a blameless man 4- An elder is a spiritual man

    INTRO.- ILL.- When the Methodist minister falls down the stairs, he picks himself up and says, "That was an experience, how do I learn from it?" When the Catholic priest falls down the stairs, he picks himself up and says, "I must have done something really bad to deserve that." When the more

  • The Ancient Office Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Aug 24, 2006
    based on 4 ratings

    The one office we see early in the book of Genesis that continues through eternity in the Book of Revelation is the office of elder! This office is so important that every Christian should understand and support it.

    The Ancient Office (I Peter 5:1-4) 1. A pastor thought God gave Him an idea, and he presented it in the monthly elders meeting. After giving his most impassioned plea and really “selling” the idea to the elder board, the board voted and voted down the pastors proposed changes 12-1. The head elder more