By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, March 23, 2016

  • Qualifications for elders, continued:
    • Does an elder need to have a plurality of children?
      • Matthew 22:23-28 – Here “children” includes the singular.
      • Titus 1:6 – In this verse, the plural appears to include the singular.
    • The work of elders
      • Convict the gainsayer
      • Shepherd, feed, and tend the flock. I Peter 5:2; Acts 20:28, 32
      • Oversee benevolence toward needy members. I Timothy 5:16
      • Watch for the souls of the flock – Hebrews 13:17
        • Ezekiel 3:17; 34:11-19
      • Oversee the flock. Acts 20:28

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