Government: Ruler ship (1 Pet. 2:13,14,17, Rom.13:1-2) comes from God.
Authority : Power/Right ( represents God).
Eph. 4th= ministry gifts (trans local).
Elders: (Local representative of God)
-Appointed by apostles to take spiritual care of the certain people.
- to pass on apostolic message and revelation.
-to oversight the body of Christ (in a particular area)Acts 14:23, Tit 1:5.
1 Tim 5:17 - elders’ rule well ( increase rule of God in the lives of the church).
Acts 20:17 - elders’ pass on apostolic instructions.
Acts 21:18-19 - apostolic report presented through elders.
Acts 11:30 - finances were delivered to the elders by apostles.
1 Tim 3:5-7 - take care of God’s church (by establishing over all reputation).
Acts 20:35 - working hard, helping weak people.
1 Tim 3:2 – ability to teach and disciple.
James 5:14-15 – faith to bring healing .
Acts 20:28-31 – guard and watch over themselves and the flock as well.
Acts 20:28 , 1 Pet 5:2-3 – example of Christ likeness.
1 Tim 4:14 – anointed for spiritual impartation.
Titus 1:9 – bring encouragement with sound doctrine and trustworthy message.
Acts 15:1-31, 16:4 – Discerns truth of God in a situation and guide the flock.