Idols In Their Heart, Ezek 14:1-11

In Ezek 14:1-11, the elders of Israel came to Ezekiel and sat before the prophet.  When they arrived, they had idols in their heart. These Were Elders with Idols in their Heart They set up idols in their heart, v.3, 4, 7.  According to Mk 7:20-23, this is where idolatry...

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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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Double Honour, 1 Tim 5:17-18

Double Honour 1 Tim 5:17-18 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO Pastors are elders.  If you have a good pastor, you need to thank God and you need to honor him. A pastor like that is worthy of double honor because elders that rule well are worthy of double honour.  Honour your pastor’s:...

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Feed the Flock and Humble Yourselves, 1 Pet 5:1-7

We are studying 1 Pet 5:1-7 in this lesson.  1 Pet 5:1-4 contain some instructions to pastors.  1 Pet 5:5-7 contain an exhortation to Christians to be humble. Instructions to pastors. Elders, in this passage, are pastors – 1 Pet 5:1 – as in Acts 14:23; 20:17; 20:28.  The term,...

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Biblical Seven Stages of Man

Biblical Seven Stages of Man Luke 2:12 Thank God that there is still one time of year where the world is urged to look at the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in the manger. If your Christmas has anything to do with the savior, then you know the true...

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Elders, Ordination, Infirmities, Judgment 1 Tim. 5:17-21

Elders, Ordination, Infirmities, Judgment 1 Tim. 5:17-21  CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO In the remainder of I Timothy 5, from verses 17-25, Paul gave Timothy practical advice for dealing with elders [17-21], ordinations [22], his own infirmities [23] and judgment [24-25]. An elder’s honor — 1 Tim 5:17 — elders are...

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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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Your Work Shall Be Rewarded II Chron. 15:7

Your Work Shall Be Rewarded II Chron. 15:7 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO Azariah said to Asa, Be ye strong therefore, and let not your hands be weak: for your work shall be rewarded [2 Chr 15:7].  This verse should be an encouragement to keep you going in the work God has...

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Evangelists, Pastors, and Teachers Eph. 4:11b

Ephesians 4: 11b Evangelists, Pastors, Teachers CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO Apostles – ended with the early church (Acts of the Apostles).  Prophets – you’ve got more prophecy in the Bible than anyone knows and the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy and with the sure word of prophecy you don’t...

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Matthew 15:1-20 Tradition of the Elders

The immediate question was why did Jesus’ disciples eat bread without washing their hands – the larger question was why did Jesus’ disciples transgress the tradition of the elders. The reasons are simple. The disciples transgressed the tradition of the elders because the tradition of the elders: 1. Nullifies the...

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