elders – 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 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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The 24 Elders in Revelation http://www.scripturessay.com/the-24-elders-in-revelation/ Sat, 19 May 2007 00:46:38 +0000 http://whatdothe.scripturessay.com/?p=2898 Q. Can you tell me who or what the 24 elders in Revelation represent? I don’t know that anyone can tell you with certainty exactly what or who the 24 elders represent, but I will try to give you a … Continue reading

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What does “husband of one wife” mean when applied to an elder or a deacon? http://www.scripturessay.com/what-does-husband-of-one-wife-mean-when-applied-to-an-elder-or-a-deacon/ Fri, 18 May 2007 23:29:26 +0000 http://whatdothe.scripturessay.com/?p=2872 Q. What does ‘husband of one wife’ mean when applied to an elder or a deacon? 1 Tim. 3: 8 – 13 – NAS95 8 ¶ Deacons likewise must be men of dignity, not double-tongued, or addicted to much wine … 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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The Autonomy of the Church http://www.scripturessay.com/the-autonomy-of-the-church/ Fri, 16 Feb 2007 01:53:24 +0000 http://whatdothe.scripturessay.com/?p=2741 By Wallace Alexander When Jesus called his disciples together in Caesarea Philippi to inquire about whom the people considered him to be, he made a solemn promise to build his church and (Matthew 16:15) affirms the universality of the church. … 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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Who or what are the 24 elders in Revelation 4:4? http://www.scripturessay.com/who-or-what-are-the-24-elders-in-revelation-44/ Mon, 11 Dec 2006 23:33:09 +0000 http://whatdothe.scripturessay.com/?p=2159 If you will notice in Rev 4:4, the elders are wearing crowns. Crowns represent authority. A king would wear a crown. Now in 4:10, these 24 elders cast their crowns before the throne of God. That denotes that their authority … 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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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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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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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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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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EACH CONGREGATION IS OVERSEEN BY BIBLICAL ELDERS http://www.scripturessay.com/each-congregation-is-overseen-by-biblical-elders/ Tue, 18 May 1999 21:15:04 +0000 http://wdss.scripturessay.com/?p=539 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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