LESSON 20 CHURCH ORDER

LESSON 20

CHURCH ORDER

 

1]      For the Church to function successfully, what internal element must prevail?

John 17: 11; Ephesians 4:3; Romans 12: 5

2]      Does unity in faith eliminate individuality?

1 Corinthians 12: 4-6; 14: 18

3]      Is there a need for the various gifts?

1 Corinthians 4: 26 and 31

4]      Is the ministry restricted to only certain members?

1 Corinthians 14: 26 and 31

5]      However, does God bestow special gifts of authority and responsibility upon certain members?

1 Corinthians 2: 28-30

6]      Are these gifts to be recognised and respected?

Hebrews 13:17; 1 Timothy 5: 17-19

7]      How must each member behave in the Church?

I Timothy 3: 14-15; 1 Corinthians 13: 33 and 40

8]      Does the Bible give licence for divisions in the Church?

1 Corinthians 12: 25; 1 Peter 5: 5

 

 

 

9]      Does the local Church have authority to disfellowship unruly members? (Roman 16: 17-18; 1 Corinthians 5: 13).

10]    What attitude should one take towards unruly members?

2 Thessalonians 3: 6, 14-15

11]    What attitude should one take towards weak members?

Romans 14: 1; Galatians 6: 1

12]    How often are we to forgive our brother?

Matthew 18: 21-22

13]    What is the Bible procedure in effecting reconciliations between members: (Matthew 18: 15-17).

14]    What should each member endeavour to maintain?

Ephesians 4:3; 1 Thessalonians 5: 13

15]    Is it permissible for women to testify and prophecy in Church?

Joel 2: 28; 1 Corinthians 11: 5; Acts 21: 8-9

16]    Is speaking in other tongues forbidden in Church?

1 Corinthians 14: 39

17]    In public service where there are unbelievers present what gift must accompany speaking in tongues?

1 Corinthians 14: 12, 13, 27, 28

18]    What is the general purpose of the gift of prophecy?

Corinthians 14: 3

19]    Should we desire spiritual gifts?

1 Corinthians 14: 1

 

 

“Behold how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity.  It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down the beard, even Aaron’s beard, that went down in the skirts of his garments.

 

As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion; for there the Lord commanded the blessing even life for evermore.  Psalm 133.

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