2014-09-21_Church Elders

Date 2014-09-23

1 Timothy is a book about how the gospel of Jesus Christ defines the church. And we need to remember that these instructions are not just Paul’s opinions, but are actually God’s view of what a healthy church looks like. All the words of Scripture are God-breathed, and useful for teaching, correcting, and training in righteousness (2 Tim 3:16).

Paul is concerned with the structuring of the church. He knows that it cannot be left to function on its own, without any leadership, and needs qualified leadership to guide it and direct it. And Paul makes it clear here and in Titus 1:5 and 1 Peter 5 that elders are to be appointed in every church started in every city. So eldership is important in the life of the church.

 

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