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
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
Prophets Eph. 4:11 prophet: one who speaks forth Qualifications Deut. 18:15, 20-22 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
Prophets Eph. 4:11 prophet: one who speaks forth Qualifications Men and women men in church, heads uncovered women outside church, heads covered
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
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
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
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
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
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”
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
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
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
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
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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