Sermon Topic: Church Government

The Orders of Christian Ministry

Date: November 24th, 1968  |  Scripture: 1 Timothy 3:8-13  |  Topics: Bishop, Church Government, Deacon, Elder, Pastor, Shepherd, overseer

Likewise must the deacons be grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre; Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience. And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless. Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things. Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well. For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchaseContinue Reading


The State of the Church

Date: January 6th, 1974  |  Scripture: Acts 20:28  |  Topics: Authority, Bishop, Church Government, Deacon, Elder, Pastor, Paul

Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.


The State of the Church

Date: January 6th, 1974  |  Scripture: Acts 20:28  |  Topics: Authority, Bishop, Church Government, Deacon, Elder, Pastor, Paul

Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.


The Shepherd Heart

Date: February 10th, 1974  |  Scripture: 1 Peter 5:1-4  |  Topics: Church, Church Government, Crown, Evangelism, Lay People, Pastor, Reward, Shepherd, overseer

The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed: Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind; Neither as being lords over God’s heritage, but being ensamples to the flock. And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.


The Shepherd Heart

Date: February 10th, 1974  |  Scripture: 1 Peter 5:1-4  |  Topics: Church, Church Government, Crown, Evangelism, Lay People, Pastors, Reward, Shepherd, overseer

The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed: Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind; Neither as being lords over God’s heritage, but being ensamples to the flock. And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.


Staff Retreat

Date: September 8th, 1975  |  Scripture: John 13  |  Topics: Church Government, Ministry, Organization, Rebellion, Shepherd, Sunday school, Unity

Now before the feast of the passover, when Jesus knew that his hour was come that he should depart out of this world unto the Father, having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end. And supper being ended, the devil having now put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray him; Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he was come from God, and went to God; He riseth from supper, and laid aside his garments; and took a towContinue Reading


Woman’s Work in the Church

Date: October 21st, 1984  |  Scripture: Philippians 4:3  |  Topics: Church, Church Government, Ministry, Women

And I intreat thee also, true yokefellow, help those women which laboured with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and with other my fellowlabourers, whose names are in the book of life.