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The Work of a Pastor

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Scripture: 1 Timothy 3:1-7
Topics: Elders, Contributor: Joel Webbon

We have too many men in the Church of God today who aspire to the title of Eldership but do not desire the task of Eldership. Many men desire titles, but don’t want tasks. Men want office, but many men despise work.

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Pray For Your Pastor

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Scripture: 1 Timothy 2:9-15
Topics: Elders, Elders, Elders, Elders, Preaching, Elders, Preaching, Elders, Elders, Elders, Personal Holiness, Discipleship, Prayer, Submission to Authority, Contributor: Joel Webbon

Protestant Christianity has differed from Roman Catholicism in several ways. One of those ways is its esteeming of the “priesthood of all believers.” However, although the leaders of a church do not posses any special claim to revelation from God, the Scripture still demands that the members of a church show their leaders honor. (Hebrews 13:17-18)

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All Christians Need a Shepherd

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Scripture: Matthew 18:15-17
Topics: Elders, Elders, Elders, Elders, Preaching, Elders, Preaching, Elders, Elders, Elders, Church Membership, Elders, Personal Holiness, Discipleship, Prayer, Submission to Authority, Submission to Authority, Contributor: Joel Webbon

In Acts 20:28, pastors are commanded to shepherd the flock of God with diligence and carefulness. But how are pastors able to discern who their flock actually is? Are you being intentional to make sure that there are shepherds in your life who can hold you accountable?

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Should Leaders Repent?

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Scripture: Proverbs 1:23Proverbs 28:13
Topics: Personal Holiness, Discipleship, Prayer, Submission to Authority, Submission to Authority, Confession & Repentance, Elders, Elders, Elders, Elders, Preaching, Elders, Preaching, Elders, Elders, Elders, Church Membership, Elders, Elders, Preaching, Contributor: Joel Webbon

A lot of pastors in our nation have seemed to change their position on Covid-19 and how churches should respond. However, very few of these pastors have gone on public record admitting that they were previously wrong. Should these pastors publicly repent for their past errors and ignorance?

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Should Churches Be Governed By The Congregation?

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Scripture: Acts 6:1-6Matthew 18:15-17Matthew 18:17-20
Topics: Elders, Elders, Elders, Elders, Preaching, Elders, Preaching, Elders, Elders, Elders, Church Membership, Elders, Elders, Preaching, Church Polity, Deacons, Elders, Personal Holiness, Discipleship, Prayer, Submission to Authority, Submission to Authority, Confession & Repentance, Submission to Authority, Contributor: Joel Webbon

What degree of authority should the members of a congregation have in their local church? Should pastors/elders have authority over everything, or should the congregation bear some measure of authority? If so, what specific things should the members of a congregation have authority over?