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February 1, 1997

Authority in the Church

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ID: 21701 • Series

We live in a culture that displays an increasing contempt for authority of all kinds. Contemporary ideas and attitudes are light years away from what the bible has to say. In these stories we learn that God’s plan for leadership in the church is not that one individual should dominate the next—autocracy. Nor is it one man, one vote—democracy. It is certainly not ‘every man for himself’—anarchy.

Instead the biblical pattern is ‘servant leadership’—a plurality of godly men responsible ‘for’ not ‘to’ the congregation. This is not a matter of marginal importance. The church cannot and does not make progress beyond the spiritual maturity and sensitivity of its leaders.

Sermons in this Series

Authority in the Church — Part One

Colossians 1:18

Series: Authority in the Church

Sermon 40:00 ID: 1142

Authority in the Church — Part Two

Colossians 1:18

Series: Authority in the Church

Sermon 47:32 ID: 1144

The Role of Elders in the Church — Part One

Acts 20:17-31

Series: Authority in the Church

Sermon 31:19 ID: 1147

The Role of Elders in the Church — Part Two

Series: Authority in the Church

Sermon 43:37 ID: 1149

The Role of Elders in the Church — Part Three

1 Timothy 3:1-16

Series: Authority in the Church

Sermon 34:59 ID: 1150

The Role of Deacons

Series: Authority in the Church

Sermon 36:09 ID: 1154

The Role of the Congregation — Part One

Ephesians 4:1

Series: Authority in the Church

Sermon 30:06 ID: 1156

The Role of the Congregation — Part Two

Ephesians 4:1

Series: Authority in the Church

Sermon 32:49 ID: 1157

The Role of Women in Church — Part One

Genesis 1:26, Genesis 2:19

Series: Authority in the Church

Sermon 42:03 ID: 1159

The Role of Women in the Church — Part Two

Series: Authority in the Church

Sermon 49:10 ID: 1161