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1 Organization of the Church Five Lessons on the Lord’s Church

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3 Why is it important? Phil. 3:17 walk by apostolic pattern  1 Cor. 4:16 imitate the apostles  2 Th. 2:15 keep apostolic traditions Tit. 1:5; 1 Cor. 14:40 orderly  1 Cor. 11:34 or bring judgment upon  Mk. 7:6-9 or vain  1 Cor. 11:17 or for the worse 2 Jn. 1:9; 2 Tim. 3:16-17 Jesus’ church  1 Cor. 9:21 according to Christ’s law

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5 Christ is Head of the Church Matt. 28:18-20 Jesus has all authority  Col. 1:18 He’s head of the church Eph. 5:22-24 subject in everything  Heb. 5:9 obey Jesus  2 Tim. 3:16-17 as revealed in word If organized with any other document...  Mk. 7:6-9; Col. 2:20-23; 2 Jn. 1:9 Where is the church headquarters?  Col. 1:18; Heb. 8:1

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7 Apostles Eph. 4:11 apostle: one sent  general sense: Heb. 3:1 Jesus Heb. 3:1 Jesus Acts 14:4, 14 Paul, Barnabas Acts 14:4, 14 Paul, Barnabas 2 Cor. 8:23 Titus 2 Cor. 8:23 Titus Gal. 1:19 James Gal. 1:19 James  fourteen selected by Jesus: twelve, Matthias, Paul twelve, Matthias, Paul  false apostles: Rev. 2:2; 2 Cor. 11:3-4, Rev. 2:2; 2 Cor. 11:3-4, 12-15

8 Apostles Eph. 4:11 apostle: one sent Qualifications  Matt. 28:18-20; Gal. 1:1 ordained  Acts 1:21-22 saw Christ, witness resurrection 1 Cor. 9:1-2; 15:5-8 Paul, Barnabas 1 Cor. 9:1-2; 15:5-8 Paul, Barnabas  2 Cor. 12:11-12; Rom. 15:18-19 apostolic miraculous power Acts 2:43 Pentecost forward Acts 2:43 Pentecost forward Acts 8:17-19 impart to others Acts 8:17-19 impart to others

9 Apostles Eph. 4:11 apostle: one sent Qualifications Work  2 Cor. 5:20 ambassadors  Jn. 15:26-27; Acts 1:6-8 testify  Mk. 16:15-16 preach Matt. 16:19 law of Christ Matt. 16:19 law of Christ Jn. 16:7-11 convict Jn. 16:7-11 convict 2 Cor. 3:2-6 new covenant 2 Cor. 3:2-6 new covenant Eph. 2:19-22 foundation Eph. 2:19-22 foundation

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11 Prophets Eph. 4:11 prophet: one who speaks forth Qualifications  Deut. 18:15, prophesies true  Matt. 7:15-20 fruits  Acts 2:17-18 appointed by Lord  Acts 8:17-19; 19:6 laying on of apostle’s hands

12 Prophets Eph. 4:11 prophet: one who speaks forth Qualifications Men and women  men in church, heads uncovered  women outside church, heads covered

13 Prophets Eph. 4:11 prophet: one who speaks forth Qualifications Men and women Work  Eph. 3:4-5 spoke word of God  1 Tim. 4:14 revealed God’s counsel  1 Cor. 14:37 distinguish between....  Acts 15; 1 Cor. 14 encouraged....  Acts 11:27-28 foretold future events

14 Prophets Eph. 4:11 prophet: one who speaks forth Qualifications Men and women Work False prophets  2 Th. 2:8-12 fake miracles  2 Pet. 2 allure with sin and lust  Gal. 1:6-9 must reject Bible to believe Acts 13:6-11 Elymas Acts 13:6-11 Elymas

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16 Elders Eph. 4:11 elder, pastor, bishop Words referring to....  Acts 11:30 1 Tim. 3:2 Acts 20:17 Pastor Shepherd Poim ‘ n Bishop Overseer Episkopos Elder Presbyter Presbuteros English Words Greek Words

17 Elders Eph. 4:11 elder, pastor, bishop Words referring to.... Plurality  Acts 14:23 every church, plurality  Tit. 1:5 appointment, plurality  Acts 20:28-30 apostasy of elders

18 Elders Eph. 4:11 elder, pastor, bishop Words referring to.... Plurality Qualifications  1 Tim. 3:1-7; Tit. 1:6-9

19 Elders Eph. 4:11 elder, pastor, bishop Words referring to.... Plurality Qualifications Work and responsibility  Acts 20:28 on guard, self and flock  Matt. 7:3-5 self first, then others  1 Pet. 5:2 shepherd, oversee  1 Tim. 3:5 take care of church  1 Pet. 5:3 examples, not lords  Heb. 13:17 give account, judgment

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21 Christians’ Responsibility  1 Th. 5:12-13 appreciate, esteem  1 Tim. 5:17-18 honor, support  1 Tim. 5:19-20 not receive accusation  Heb. 13:7 imitate  Heb. 13:17; 1 Pet. 5:5 obey, submit  Ja. 5:14-15 call on for help  2 Cor.5:10 judged

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23 Deacons Diakonos: servant, minister, attendant  Rom. 16:1; 1 Tim.4:6 general sense  Phil. 1:1 special sense Qualifications  1 Tim. 3:8-12 Work  Acts 6:1-4 serve, “in charge of”

24 Evangelists A messenger of good, preacher Support  1 Tim. 5:18 Qualities Qualities of Evangelists Continuing in things learned in Scriptures Gently correcting those in opposition Fleeing lusts, pursing righteousness Diligent, accurately handling word Free from sin Paying close attention to self and teaching Example to believers Disciplined for purpose of godliness

25 Evangelists A messenger of good, preacher Support  1 Tim. 5:18 Qualities Work Work of Evangelists Appoint elders Entrust the gospel to faithful men Warn against apostasy Equip and build up saints Baptize  reprove, rebuke, exhort  in season and out of season Preach the word Teach sound doctrine

26 Teachers One who instructs and trains Responsibility  Ja. 3:1 Qualities  Heb. 5:11-14 False teachers  2 Pet. 2:1 swift destruction  Gal. 1:6-9 accursed Qualities of Teachers Able to teach Faithful Senses trained to discern good and evil Skilled in the word of righteousness Learned elementary principles Not dell of hearing

27 Teachers One who instructs and trains Responsibility  Ja. 3:1 Qualities Work  Heb. 5:11-14 False teachers  2 Pet. 2:1 swift destruction  Gal. 1:6-9 accursed Work of Teachers Older teaching younger Equipping of saints Teach lost

28 Saints One who has been sanctified and is holy  2 Th. 1:10 saints, believe  2 Th. 1:8 know God, obey gospel All Christians are saints  Eph. 1:1 “in Christ”  Rom. 6:3; Gal. 3:27 baptized into....

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