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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 …

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2 Chronicles 16

Lessons 1. No problem can arise for God’s people of which the Lord is not aware, and from which He cannot deliver them, provided their hearts are fully His (2 Chronicles 16:7-12, Luke 12:31). 2. The fruit of one’s godly decisions will impact their life on earth positively (2 Chronicles 14:13-15, Proverbs 21:20, Isaiah 3:10, Psalm 128:1,2). 3. The benefits …

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1 Timothy 2:11-14

Lessons 1. The role of bearing and raising young children is what restricts women from taking the office of an overseer, as seen through the following: A. Married women are the assumed audience in 1 Timothy (1 Tim. 2:15, 3:2,12) B. The restriction is regarding the office of an overseer/elder as seen in 1 Timothy 3:1 and in 1 Timothy …

1 Timothy 2:11-15

Lessons 1. The role of bearing and raising young children is what restricts women from taking the office of an overseer, as seen through the following: A. Maries women are the assumed audience in 1 Timothy (1 Tim. 2:15, 3:2,12) B. The restriction is regarding the office of an overseer/elder as seen in 1 Timothy 3:1 and in 1 Timothy …