By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, March 30, 2016

  • The rule of elders
    • Introduction
      • Hebrews 13:17
      • I Timothy 5:17
      • Elders rule in the church like fathers rule in the home.
    • Elders rule by leading the flock in the right way.
      • Elders should listen to the congregation and lead the flock into a harmonious decision.
    • Elders rule by service.
      • Luke 22:25-26
    • Elders rule by warning and admonition.
      • Acts 20:32-33 – Elders act as watchmen.
      • Ezekiel 3:17 – Ezekiel’s duty was as a watchman.
      • Elders as watchmen have no words of their own. They are to hear God’s Word and give warning.
      • I Thessalonians 5:12
    • Elders rule by teaching.
      • I Peter 5:3-4
    • Elders rule by example.
      • I Peter 5:3
      • When elders walk in the right way, theirs is an example that should be followed.
    • Elders are not bosses of the congregation. They are not despotic or tyrannical.
      • I Peter 5:3

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