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Resources on Biblical Eldership

Resources on Biblical Eldership

Elders and Deacons

1 Timothy 3:1-15 3:1 Here is a trustworthy saying: Whoever aspires to be an overseer desires a noble task. 2 Now the overseer is to be above reproach, faithful to his wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, 3 not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. 4 He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him, and he must do so in a manner worthy of full respect. 5 (If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take…

A Well-Ordered Church

1 Peter 5:1-14 1 To the elders among you, I appeal as a fellow elder and a witness of Christ’s sufferings who also will share in the glory to be revealed: 2 Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not pursuing dishonest gain, but eager to serve; 3 not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock. 4 And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of…

The Church’s Servant-Leaders (Elders)

Acts 20:17-38 In Paul’s farewell address to the Ephesian elders, he outlines the role and responsibilities of spiritual leaders in the local church. We find that the call to spiritual leadership is weighty and demanding. It will involve serving God and his people, suffering for the namesake, and shepherding the blood-bought people of God. To view the discussion questions associated with this sermon, please click the button below.