Archive for June 2015

Elders, Part 5: Appointment

Elders are not hired or elected, but called and appointed. When Paul left Titus on Crete, one of his jobs was “to appoint (kathistemi) elders in every town” so as to “put into order” the work of God on that island (Titus 1:5). When Paul and Barnabas “appointed elders… in every church” they had planted…

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Elders, Part 4: Call

This month, we have been looking at eldership in the church, and in recent weeks have discussed the history, meaning, character and function of elders.  This week’s topic focuses on an elder’s calling. Paul makes it clear that it is the Holy Spirit who issues the call to eldership (Acts 20:28) and with it the grace…

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