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September 30, 2011

Upsidedown Bee: A Throne and a Cross

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In today’s sermon, our pastor quoted a missionary by the name of William Borden (1887-1913) who was the heir to the Borden family fortune (as in Borden Milk, etc.) As a young man, William decided to give all the money and privileges up in order to serve the Lord in China. In route, he stopped to train in Egypt, contracted meningitis, and died within a month. Here’s a link to a biography of his short life.

“Say “no” to self, “yes” to Jesus every time…. In every man’s heart there is a throne and a cross. If Christ is on the throne, self is on the cross; and if self, even a little bit, is on the throne, Jesus is on the cross in that man’s heart. If Jesus is on the throne, you will go where He wants you to go. Jesus on the throne glorifies any work or spot.

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Courageous | hopeingod.org

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“I watched Courageous with my wife and was thoroughly engaged. I like action, and I like reflection, and I like affection—explosive moments, wrack-your-brain moments, and break-your-heart moments. Rarely do movies combine them all. For me this one captured me. Does the movie preach? Well, it sure has a point. But about the time you think you might get preached at, a bullet may cut through your car door. I would willingly take anyone to see this film, assuming they can handle suspense. And I think the conversations afterward would not be superficial.”John Piper

Elders in Congregational Life by Phil Newton

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Some of my favorite quote so far from Elders in Congregational Life: Rediscovering the Biblical Model for Church Leadership by Phil A. Newton
I know of no other book that gives such particular and practical consideration for transitioning to plural elders. Mark Dever, Capitol Hill Baptist Church 
when the leadership group of a church is swamped in the mundane and temporal, they may fail to take to heart the deeper spiritual needs of the church.
the duties of elders might better be approached in a fourfold manner: doctrine, discipline, direction, and distinction in modeling the Christian life.
What difference can elders make in church life? If a congregation has a group of godly spiritual leaders who walk with Christ, who do so in such a way that they assist the body in fleshing out the details of the Christian life, who attend to the doctrine of the church, who labor to maintain discipline of the members, and who regularly give direction to the church, that church will be better positioned for spiritual growth and effective ministry.
These young, small churches of Asia Minor needed biblical instruction, regular discipline, spiritual leadership, and models for the faith.
The most remarkable thing about these characteristics is that there is nothing remarkable about them. -D. A. Carson speaking of requirements of elders in the Bible 
Elders, deacons, and other church officers that fail to display the character required of spiritual leaders have done great damage to churches.
The congregation as a whole was not part of the discussions or debates, but they were later informed, and affirmed the result of the council
the congregation at large must focus on mobilization for ministry rather than spend its time worrying over governance.
the pastor is first among equals in authority-first by virtue of the church’s call and his training and gifts, but equal in that he is not a “Lone Ranger” figure in church leadership.

 

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31% through Elders in Congregational Life: Rediscovering the Biblical Model for Church Leadership by Phil A. Newton on Kindle for Android! http://www.amazon.com/kindleforandroid/

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Pray Today -September 30 Papua New Guinea, Bougainville

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September 29, 2011

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18% through Elders in Congregational Life: Rediscovering the Biblical Model for Church Leadership by Phil A. Newton on Kindle for Android! http://www.amazon.com/kindleforandroid/

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Pray Today -September 29 Palestine, Panama

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September 28, 2011

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What’s Going On In Social Around The World http://ping.fm/AUcSs

September 27, 2011

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2 Cor 4:1-5,15-18 7 Steps of Encouragement – Rick Warren #thenines

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“Upwards – Inward – Outward. (Love God completely, love yourself correctly, love your neighbor compassionately)” Derwin Gray #thenines

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