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Workers in the Church

Lessons 1. The Devil is active in the disguising the message of the world to seduce people into embracing his ways, while at the same time laying traps among believers to destroy the church (1 Timothy 3:7, 1 John 5:19, 2 Corinthians 11:14, Ephesians 2:2, 1 Peter 5:8) 2. Service ministry in the church is necessary for: A. Building up …

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Qualifications for Elders

Lessons 1. The qualities of eldership are what all Christians should be striving for. (Imitating Christ 1 Cor 1:11) a. Being generous Proverbs 11:25, Philippians 2:4 b.Carry peace into every situation Deut 20:10-18, Titus 3:2 c.Being content with what you have 1 Timothy 6:8 d. Avoiding the desires of the flesh Galatians 5:19-21 2. Elders should not let their unhealthy …

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1 Timothy 3:1,2

Lessons: 1. There are those who are ‘called’ to the office of an overseer (Paul Acts 9), while others aspire to it (1 Timothy 3:1) 2. The elder in the Christian church is to have the following characteristics: A. Although not flawless, his character is exemplary (see also Hebrews 13:7) B. He is faithful to one woman only, his wife. …

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Dealing with Preferences within the Christian Community

Lessons 1. In order for unity to be maintained in the church there must be freedom for Christians to express their opinions without judgment or contempt because this is God’s will for the church through Jesus (Romans 14:1-10) 2. Conservative Christians will approach certain categories in life with revered speculation for a variety of reasons, whereas the liberal Christians will …