Ordain Elders, Titus 1:4-9

In Titus 1:4-9, Paul instructed Titus to “set in order the things that are wanting,” v.5. So, there were some things out of order (1 Cor 14:40) in these churches that Titus needed to set in order.  And he was appointed to ordain elders in every city of Crete.  These...

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Office of a Bishop 1 Tim. 3:1-7

1 Tim 3:1-7 Office of a Bishop CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO There are only two offices in the church: bishop and deacon [Phil 1:1].  Paul qualifies a bishop in 1 Tim 3:1-7 and a deacon in 1 Tim 3:8-13. A bishop is a pastor, Titus 1:7.  They are men.  Pastors are...

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Bishops and Deacons Phil. 1:1-2

Bishops and Deacons Philippians 1:1-2 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO The only two scriptural offices in the church are the bishops and deacons.  The bishop is the overseer. Acts 1:20 Phil 1:1 I Tim 3:1,2, qualified Titus 1:7, qualified I Pet 2:25, comes from Jesus There is not an ecclesiastical hierarchy.   The bishop is also...

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