Leadership in the church

I’ve just started reading Alec Motyer‘s commentary on Philippians in my morning devotions. The following long-ish quotation is an amazingly clear picture that is painted of leadership in the local church. I would encourage you to read the whole quotation: The impression we receive in the New Testament is of local churches loosely federated under apostolic authority, with each church managing its own affairs under … Continue reading Leadership in the church

Eldership

On Sunday I spoke at Kingsgate on Eldership in the local church. “the New Testament offers more instruction regarding elders than on other important church subjects such as the Lord’s Supper, the Lord’s Day, baptism, or spiritual gifts. When you consider the New Testament’s characteristic avoidance of detailed regulation and church procedures (when compared to the Old Testament), the attention given to elders is amazing.” … Continue reading Eldership