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shepherd the flock of God among you, exercising oversight not under compulsion, but voluntarily, according to the will of God; and not for sordid gain, but with eagerness; Therefore, I exhort the elders among you, as your fellow elder and witness of the sufferings of Christ, and a partaker also of the glory that is to be revealed, nor yet as lording it over those allotted to your charge, but proving to be examples to the flock.
Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they keep watch over your souls as those who will give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with grief, for this would be unprofitable for you.
The elders who rule well are to be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who work hard at preaching and teaching.
For this reason I left you in Crete, that you would set in order what remains and appoint elders in every city as I directed you,
"Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood. "I know that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock; and from among your own selves men will arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after them.read more.
"Therefore be on the alert, remembering that night and day for a period of three years I did not cease to admonish each one with tears. "And now I commend you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up and to give you the inheritance among all those who are sanctified.
But we request of you, brethren, that you appreciate those who diligently labor among you, and have charge over you in the Lord and give you instruction, and that you esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Live in peace with one another.
namely, if any man is above reproach, the husband of one wife, having children who believe, not accused of dissipation or rebellion.
Remember those who led you, who spoke the word of God to you; and considering the result of their conduct, imitate their faith.
Now while they were passing through the cities, they were delivering the decrees which had been decided upon by the apostles and elders who were in Jerusalem, for them to observe.
Do not neglect the spiritual gift within you, which was bestowed on you through prophetic utterance with the laying on of hands by the presbytery.
Is anyone among you sick? Then he must call for the elders of the church and they are to pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord; and the prayer offered in faith will restore the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up, and if he has committed sins, they will be forgiven him.
- Duties (69 instances)
- Attending Church
- Bishops, Qualifications
- Church Authority, Of Eldars
- Commitment, to God's people
- Examples of Leadership
- Giving Money To The Church
- Ministry, In The Church
- Shepherds, As Church Leader
- Watchfulness, Of Leaders