Leadership – http://www.scripturessay.com A Bible Question and Answer TV Program Mon, 08 May 2017 09:25:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.6 What Shall We Call Leaders In The Church? http://www.scripturessay.com/what-shall-we-call-leaders-in-the-church/ Wed, 20 Jan 2010 21:50:26 +0000 http://whatdothe.scripturessay.com/?p=3178 By Rod Rutherford Many of the religious leaders in Jesus’ day were very proud!  They wore special clothing so they would look important in the eyes of men.  They chose the best seats when they came to worship God.  They … Continue reading

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The Autonomy Of The Local Church http://www.scripturessay.com/the-autonomy-of-the-local-church/ Wed, 20 Jan 2010 21:14:32 +0000 http://whatdothe.scripturessay.com/?p=3135 The meaning of “autonomy” is independent or self-governing. The church we read about in the New Testament is made up of autonomous congregations. The word “church” means “the called out.” It is used to describe God’s people who have been … Continue reading

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Does the death of an Elder’s wife disqualify him? http://www.scripturessay.com/does-the-death-of-an-elders-wife-disqualify-him/ Sat, 19 May 2007 23:22:43 +0000 http://whatdothe.scripturessay.com/?p=2984 Q. Hi Mike, recently one of our elders lost his wife to cancer. Does her death disqualify him from continuing to serve? If he should remarry would he still be qualified, or would that violate the “husband of one wife” … Continue reading

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How may churches cooperate? http://www.scripturessay.com/how-may-churches-cooperate/ Fri, 16 Feb 2007 21:59:04 +0000 http://whatdothe.scripturessay.com/?p=2819 Q. I enjoyed reading the questions and answers that you and others give. Most of the time we would agree, not that that really matters. What really matters is not when we agree with one another but when we agree … Continue reading

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Deacons in the Church http://www.scripturessay.com/deacons-in-the-church/ Fri, 16 Feb 2007 01:57:24 +0000 http://whatdothe.scripturessay.com/?p=2745 By Ben S. Flatt Deacons are an important part of the working program of the New Testament Church. A proper understanding of their responsibilities is vital to the success of church growth. Although the Bible has relatively little to say … Continue reading

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The Church and Elders http://www.scripturessay.com/the-church-and-elders/ Fri, 16 Feb 2007 01:55:39 +0000 http://whatdothe.scripturessay.com/?p=2743 By Rex A. Turner With the passing of the apostles from the church scene of action, the direction of the church was left under the oversight of men who were variously designated as elders, bishops, overseers, pastors or shepherds, and … Continue reading

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What does the Bible say about paid located preachers or evangelists? http://www.scripturessay.com/what-does-the-bible-say-about-paid-located-preachers-or-evangelists/ Tue, 16 Jan 2007 00:34:06 +0000 http://whatdothe.scripturessay.com/?p=2698 There were several questions raised by the apostle Paul’s objectors or critics. He answers some of those in the text below, 1 Corinthians 9: They challenged his authority as an apostle, they challenged his right to a family, such as … Continue reading

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How do pastors know what we were doing (reading our mind)? Is it scriptural? http://www.scripturessay.com/how-do-pastors-know-what-we-were-doing-reading-our-mind-is-it-scriptural/ Tue, 16 Jan 2007 00:14:12 +0000 http://whatdothe.scripturessay.com/?p=2677 No man is able to read your mind, if they try to tell you they can they are just not being honest. Some claim to be able to but it’s done by trickery. 1 Cor.2:11, For who among men knows … Continue reading

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What is the Dress Code for those who serve the Lord’s Supper? http://www.scripturessay.com/what-is-the-dress-code-for-those-who-serve-the-lords-supper/ Sun, 14 Jan 2007 21:33:41 +0000 http://whatdothe.scripturessay.com/?p=2601 Q. We’re having a problem with establishing a dress code at church for those who serve the communion. The elders want all who serve to wear what they have called “appropriate attire.” This eliminates many of our young men who … Continue reading

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How should the church deal with a factious man? http://www.scripturessay.com/how-should-the-church-deal-with-a-factious-man/ Sun, 14 Jan 2007 19:37:51 +0000 http://whatdothe.scripturessay.com/?p=2543 Q. How should the church deal with the trouble maker? Some want to “ignore the problem” and hope that it will go away. Some point to Titus 3:10-11 and say that we must deal with him face to face. What … Continue reading

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Is there a command forbidding having meals in the church building? http://www.scripturessay.com/is-there-a-command-forbidding-having-meals-in-the-church-building/ Mon, 11 Dec 2006 23:46:42 +0000 http://whatdothe.scripturessay.com/?p=2174 Q. There is an ongoing debate in our area about the appliation of verses 22 & 34 of 1 Corinthians 11. Some claim this is a command forbidding having meals in the church building or in church property or in … Continue reading

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Do elders have the right to establish a dress code? http://www.scripturessay.com/do-elders-have-the-right-to-establish-a-dress-code/ Mon, 11 Dec 2006 23:44:17 +0000 http://whatdothe.scripturessay.com/?p=2171 Q. Do elders have a right to decide who can serve on the Lord’s Table and who cannot? Some of our members are upset because the elders here have established a dress code for those leading in worship. Do elders … Continue reading

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Are We To Obey the Government or God? http://www.scripturessay.com/are-we-to-obey-the-government-or-god/ Fri, 08 Dec 2006 23:00:13 +0000 http://whatdothe.scripturessay.com/?p=1957 Q. What is the meaning of Acts 5:29? Should we disobey the government if it conflicts with the Word of God? We need the context of this verse to see the teaching here: Acts 5:17-29 17 ¶ But the high … Continue reading

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Is it scriptural for a congregation without elders to be overseen by a “Steering Committee”? http://www.scripturessay.com/is-it-scriptural-for-a-congregation-without-elders-to-be-overseen-by-a-steering-committee/ Sun, 29 Oct 2006 21:32:25 +0000 http://whatdothe.scripturessay.com/?p=1733 Download audio file (q335b.mp3) Q. Is it scriptural for a congregation without elders to appoint men to a "steering committee" who then constitute themselves into a "board of directors" and claim the right to oversee a congregation? NO! We who … Continue reading

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To what extent can a person talk to their preacher and expect confidentiality? http://www.scripturessay.com/to-what-extent-can-a-person-talk-to-their-preacher-and-expect-confidentiality/ Mon, 23 Oct 2006 22:23:12 +0000 http://whatdothe.scripturessay.com/?p=1683 Download audio file (q325c.mp3) The answer to this question is only available as an audio recording. … Continue reading

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Can a congregation have deacons without elders? http://www.scripturessay.com/can-a-congregation-have-deacons-without-elders/ Mon, 23 Oct 2006 22:18:56 +0000 http://whatdothe.scripturessay.com/?p=1681 Download audio file (q325b.mp3) The answer to this question is only available as an audio recording. … Continue reading

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Do you believe we have Apostles Today? http://www.scripturessay.com/do-you-believe-we-have-apostles-today/ Mon, 23 Oct 2006 21:22:59 +0000 http://whatdothe.scripturessay.com/?p=1659 Download audio file (q321a.mp3) Q. Are there Apostles in this century, functioning as the Apostles in the early Christian Church? The clear Biblical answer to your question is an emphatic NO! The apostles were appointed by the Lord himself for … Continue reading

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Oversight in Churches Without Elders http://www.scripturessay.com/oversight-in-churches-without-elders/ Wed, 06 Sep 2006 19:02:34 +0000 http://whatdothe.scripturessay.com/?p=1493 Regarding the oversight of the church, there is no more important subject to be found in the scriptures. The NT points out very clearly that each congregation was to have a plurality of elders, who are also called bishops, to … Continue reading

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Qualifications of Deacons Compared With The Standard For All Christians http://www.scripturessay.com/qualifications-of-deacons-compared-with-the-standard-for-all-christians/ Mon, 04 Sep 2006 21:28:34 +0000 http://whatdothe.scripturessay.com/?p=1466 Download audio file (q288c.mp3) QUALIFICATIONS OF DEACONS ALL CHRISTIANS A. Men of dignity (I Tim. 3:8) I Peter 2:11,12; (serious in outlook; worthy of respect) Philippians 2:15 B. Not double-tongued (I Tim. 3:8) Philippians 1:10; (must not be insincere) I … Continue reading

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The Qualifications of a Deacon http://www.scripturessay.com/the-qualifications-of-a-deacon/ Mon, 04 Sep 2006 21:14:08 +0000 http://whatdothe.scripturessay.com/?p=1457 Download audio file (q286a.mp3) THE QUALIFICATIONS OF A DEACON 1 Timothy 3:8-13 8 ¶ Deacons likewise must be men of dignity, not double-tongued, or addicted to much wine or fond of sordid gain, 9 but holding to the mystery of … Continue reading

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The Qualifications of an Elder http://www.scripturessay.com/the-qualifications-of-an-elder/ Fri, 02 Sep 2005 18:56:49 +0000 http://whatdothe.scripturessay.com/?p=1413 Download audio file (q282b.mp3) THE QUALIFICATIONS OF AN ELDER 1 Timothy 3:1-7 1 ¶ It is a trustworthy statement: if any man aspires to the office of overseer, it is a fine work he desires to do. 2 An overseer, … Continue reading

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Why is disfellowshipping not done in the church anymore? http://www.scripturessay.com/why-is-disfellowshipping-not-done-in-the-church-anymore/ Thu, 01 Sep 2005 21:44:48 +0000 http://whatdothe.scripturessay.com/?p=1375 Download audio file (q278b.mp3) Q. I was just downloading some of the past questions you have been asked. I have a question about disfellowshipping. Why is it not done in the church anymore? Is it because the church is so … Continue reading

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Does the Bible forbid an elder from drinking any wine? http://www.scripturessay.com/does-the-bible-forbid-an-elder-from-drinking-any-wine/ Tue, 30 Aug 2005 17:22:20 +0000 http://wdss.scripturessay.com/?p=1182 Download audio file (q252b.mp3) 1 Timothy 3:1-3 1 It is a trustworthy statement: if any man aspires to the office of overseer, it is a fine work he desires to do. 2 An overseer, then, must be above reproach, the … Continue reading

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What does the Bible say about who appoints and removes elders? http://www.scripturessay.com/what-does-the-bible-say-about-who-appoints-and-removes-elders/ Sat, 13 Aug 2005 17:27:07 +0000 http://wdss.scripturessay.com/?p=1051 Download audio file (q242b.mp3) Some may not be familiar with the New Testament concept of leadership. According to the New Testament, each congregation, when fully organized, is to be overseen by a group of men called "elders." In the New … Continue reading

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Should the elders of the church anoint the sick with oil as indicated in James 5:14-16? http://www.scripturessay.com/should-the-elders-of-the-church-anoint-the-sick-with-oil-as-indicated-in-james-514-16/ Thu, 12 Aug 2004 19:49:30 +0000 http://wdss.scripturessay.com/?p=997 Download audio file (q238a.mp3) James 5:14-16 (NASB) 14 Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord; 15 and … Continue reading

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