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Title: Scriptural Church Organization


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Scriptural Church Organization
INTRODUCTION
God through the inspired word has given us His
plan for church organization
We need to study and practice this plan for
organization today and in the generations to
come
Today we want to introduce the scriptural
organization of the church.
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Scriptural Church Organization
Why Study The Organization Of The Church?
To Proclaim, all the counsel of God Acts
2027
gtGod has instructed us in the word as to how
we should be organized
gtTo fail to instruct others on this subject,
would be a failure to declare all of the
truth revealed in the New Testament
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Scriptural Church Organization
Why Study The Organization Of The Church?
To Help All Members Know Their Place Romans
124-5
gtEvery Christian plays an important role in
the work of the church
gtWithout a diligent study of this matter many
fail to fulfill their responsibility in the
efforts that a congregation is to put forward
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Scriptural Church Organization
Why Study The Organization Of The Church?
To Encourage Young Men To Be Leaders, And Appoint
Those Qualified (Tit 15-9 I Tim. 31-13)
gtYoung men must be trained to be leaders in
the church
gtMen must work hard to meet the
qualifications of Gods word, and need to
desire to do the work they are called upon to do
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Scriptural Church Organization
Why Study The Organization Of The Church?
To Strengthen The Church -Eph. 416
gtThe stronger the organization, the stronger
the church
gtThe church will not grow, if there is no
organization, it will only grow weak, and
eventually become non-existent
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Scriptural Church Organization
Why Study The Organization Of The Church?
To Clear Up Misunderstandings
gtIt is obvious from the religious world
around us, that many have forsaken Gods
way of organizing the church
gtGods word will help us to understand His will
for the church, that we might be scripturally
organized
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Scriptural Church Organization
Why Study The Organization Of The Church?
To Prevent Apostacy
gtMuch of the departure from Gods word has
come about through changes in organization I
Samuel 81-6
gtWe must beware of changing the organization
of the church today -Acts 2028-30 II Thess.
22-4
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Scriptural Church Organization
The Definition Of Organization
Websters Dictionary
gt1.The act of organizing the act or process
of arranging and getting into proper working
order as, the organization of an expedition.
2. The state of being organized an organized
body. 3. Organic structure the disposition or
arrangement of the organs…
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Scriptural Church Organization
The Definition Of Organization
Websters Dictionary
gt … for the performance of vital functions.
4. The arrangement of the parts of an
aggregate or body for work or action
systematic preparation for action.
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Scriptural Church Organization
The Definition Of Organization
Some Passages That Teach Organization Concepts
gt I Corinthians 1134 -And the rest
will I set in order when I come
gt I Corinthians 1440 -Let all
things be done decently and in order
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Scriptural Church Organization
The Definition Of Organization
Some Passages That Teach Organization Concepts
gt Titus 15 -…that you would set in
order the things that are wanting…
gt The organization of the church is the
arrangement of the parts of the body for the
accomplishment of the work God has given the
church to do
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Scriptural Church Organization
The Importance Of Organization
Simple Concepts That Teach Organization Importance
gt If organization is putting things in proper
order, then without it we are out of order
gt If organization is to aid us in
accomplishing Gods work, then without
it, the work will not get done
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Scriptural Church Organization
The Term Church As Used In The NT
The Universal Sense
gt The universal church includes all
Christians, everywhere. -Matt. 1618
gt The Lord adds the saved to the church
universal Acts 247
gt The church as a whole is the pillar and
ground of the truth I Tim. 315
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Scriptural Church Organization
The Term Church As Used In The NT
The Local Sense
gt The church is also used to describe a
congregation in one location. Acts 131
gt The church in a local sense is also seen in
Corinth I Cor. 12
gt The term church describes a body of
believers in a geographical location I
Thess. 11
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Scriptural Church Organization
The Autonomy Of The Local Church
Definition Of Autonomy
gt Independent in government self- governing
without outside control
gt The local church is charged to be self
governing, not the universal church
gt Elders were in every church, and ruled only
in their locality Acts 1423
2028 Tit 15 I Pet. 51-2
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Scriptural Church Organization
The Autonomy Of The Local Church
Definition Of Autonomy
gt Each congregation did its own work, under
the direction of the elders
gt The local church sent out and supported
preachers, did its own benevolent work, and
sent its own messengers -Acts 1122, 27-30
Phil. 415-18 I Cor. 161-4 II Cor. 84-6,
16-21
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Scriptural Church Organization
The Sufficiency Of The Local Church
The Church Can Do Its Own Work
gt The church is fully equipped to do its own
work Eph. 47-16
gt We have no authority for any other
organization, neither is any other needed
gt Let us use what God has provided, or we are
bound to fail in pleasing Him
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Scriptural Church Organization
An Overview Of Church Organization
Simple Facts About Church Organization
gt Christ has all authority in the local
church -Ephesians 121-23
gt Christ gave apostles, prophets, evangelists,
and teachers to make the church sufficient
for its work Eph 49-16
gt The church locally consists of elders,
deacons and other members Phil 11
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Scriptural Church Organization
APPLICATION
gt We need to respect the Lords revealed
words regarding the organization of the
church
gt Let us never be afraid to stand against a
world that has their own way of organization
that contrasts the truth
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Scriptural Church Organization
APPLICATION
-Other Lessons In Organization To Come
-Jesus Christ Our Head -Apostles And
Prophets Laying The Foundation -Evangelists
Preachers Of The Gospel -Elders Shepherds Of
The Flock -Deacons Serving The Lords
Church -Teachers Teaching Gods
Word -Saints Members At Work -Problems
That May Occur / Conclusion
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Scriptural Church Organization
ONE WAY TO BE PROPERLY ORGANIZED …
-Teach The One Plan Of Salvation Of The Word
Hear ……………………………… John 1248 He who rejects Me,
and does not receive My words, has that which
judges him--the word that I have spoken will
judge him in the last day.
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Scriptural Church Organization
ONE WAY TO BE PROPERLY ORGANIZED …
-Teach The One Plan Of Salvation Of The Word
Believe…………………………… John 824 Therefore I said
to you that you will die in your sins for if
you do not believe that I am He, you will die in
your sins."
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Scriptural Church Organization
ONE WAY TO BE PROPERLY ORGANIZED …
-Teach The One Plan Of Salvation Of The Word
Repent…………………………… Luke 133, 5 I tell you, no
but unless you repent you will all likewise
perish.
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Scriptural Church Organization
ONE WAY TO BE PROPERLY ORGANIZED …
-Teach The One Plan Of Salvation Of The Word
Confess………………………….. Matthew 1032-33 Therefore
whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also
confess before My Father who is in heaven. But
whoever denies Me before men, him I will also
deny before My Father who is in heaven.
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Scriptural Church Organization
ONE WAY TO BE PROPERLY ORGANIZED …
-Teach The One Plan Of Salvation Of The Word
Baptism…………………………..Mark 1616 He who believes
and is baptized will be saved but he who does
not believe will be condemned.
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Scriptural Church Organization
ONE WAY TO BE PROPERLY ORGANIZED …
-Teach The One Plan Of Salvation Of The Word
Faithful…………………………..Revelation 210 Do not fear
any of those things which you are about to
suffer. Indeed, the devil is about to throw some
of you into prison, that you may be tested, and
you will have tribulation ten days. Be faithful
until death, and I will give you the crown of
life.
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Scriptural Church Organization
WILL YOU OBEY THE WORDS OF THE HEAD OF THE
CHURCH AND BE SAVED? COME AND BE ADDED TO HIS
BODY… (Acts 238-47)
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