This week we look at the structure of the Church. If we are to understand our part in the Body and how we function, we must know how God organized His people. Many today are misled as to who “runs” the church. The Scriptures are clear that all authority on heaven and earth has been given to Jesus Christ by God. He is the head of the Church and leads through the Spirit and the Word. In the local church, Peter and Paul stressed the importance of appointing Elders, those who would lead, feed, and protect the God’s flock placed under their care. But many churches have devolved their Elders into a “board” assigned to “run the organization”. This is not what the Bible calls an Elder. It is important that we understand the role of our Elders so we can support them and understand our role in the Family.
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