The Gospel of Grace Radio Broadcast from 7-23-2017. Text from: Eph. 4:11, 1 Tim. 3:1-8
In the Lord’s New Testament church, He has chosen to call men into the ministry to preach the gospel and teach the word of God for the edification of the body of Christ. The scriptures give us the specific prescribed manner of who is qualified for consideration to the office of elder, bishop, or pastor. The ordained elder should first exhibit an ability to teach the church, and meet the prescribed requirements for that leadership role in the church.