Titus 1: 5-11…Elders – the why and who of it.

This is why I left you in Crete, so that you might put what remained into order, and appoint elders in every town as I directed you— if anyone is above reproach, the husband of one wife, and his children are believers and not open to the charge of debauchery or insubordination. For an overseer,Continue reading “Titus 1: 5-11…Elders – the why and who of it.”

1 Peter 5: 1-5….To the leaders.

So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed: shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; notContinue reading “1 Peter 5: 1-5….To the leaders.”

1 Samuel 12: 12-18….’I’m still not happy!’

And when you saw that Nahash the king of the Ammonites came against you, you said to me, ‘No, but a king shall reign over us,’ when the LORD your God was your king. And now behold the king whom you have chosen, for whom you have asked; behold, the LORD has set a kingContinue reading “1 Samuel 12: 12-18….’I’m still not happy!’”

James 3: 5b -12… Tongue 2.

How great a forest is set ablaze by such a small fire! And the tongue is a fire, a world of unrighteousness. The tongue is set among our members, staining the whole body, setting on fire the entire course of life, and set on fire by hell. For every kind of beast and bird, ofContinue reading “James 3: 5b -12… Tongue 2.”

Hebrews 13: 17-19…. Now the leaders again.

Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you.Pray for us, for we are sure that we have a clear conscience,Continue reading “Hebrews 13: 17-19…. Now the leaders again.”