When looking at some of our brethren writings in the 19th and early 20th century, we may find some very conservative views. Today we look at the way Frank George Jannaway looked at some Presiding Brethren. Presiding Brethren’s Failings An Ecclesia does wrong in appointing as Presiding brother (or “overseer”; 1 Tim. iii. 1, R.V.… Read More Presiding Brethren’s Failings
The Church in the New Testament is the expansion of the family. The difficulties and problems of each are akin. It follows, therefore, that if a man — a brother — a husband, is incompetent in the management of the home, he is thereby unsuited for the task of sharing in the government of the… Read More Elders who are Unfit
Today we continue to look at shepherds, elders, pastors, ordained clergy members or laypersons who act as Christian ministers or spiritual leaders, helping and guiding a congregation on their way to God.… Read More Elders, pastors, paid or unpaid professionals
When going to form an ecclesia one has to select people to be in charge of it or taking care of the working and good order of the ecclesial work. It’s important that a church leader will be working as a good house-steward, responsible for the affairs in God’s house, be looked up to — not pushy or arrogant, not short-tempered, not given to a lot of wine, not a bully or violent, not money-hungry or fond of dishonest gain, but rather, hospitable, a lover of goodness, sound of mind, just, holy, self-controlled, holding to that teaching in harmony with the faithful Word, also that he may be strong enough and have enough knowledge (and perhaps also experience) to exhort by that healthy teaching and reprove those who are opposing.
… Read More Qualifications of a Presiding Brother
##### I TIMOTHY 4:14 14 Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the LAYING ON OF THE HANDS of the presbytery*. [*Order of the ELDERS] * To remember Ac 6:6 whom they set before the apostles: and when they had prayed, they laid their hands upon them.… Read More Memorizing wonderfully 62: 1 Timothy 4:14 Not neglecting gifts given