The Church Matters, but Why Do We Do What We Do? Leadership.

  1. Do you see biblical leadership in the church as a gift to the church? 
  2. Why or why not? 
  3. Why does Paul encourage biblical leadership in 1 Timothy 1:1-7? 
    1. What was the context in Ephesus? 
  4. How should elders protect the church from the attacks of Satan? 
    1. Examine Titus 1:9 as a group, highlight “hold firm,” “instruct,” and “rebuke” (correct). 
  5. How should elders and deacons promote godliness in the church? 
  6. According to 1 Timothy 1:4, how were the Ephesians wandering into ungodliness?
  7. According to 1 Timothy 3:14-15, what is Paul’s aim in writing to Timothy in Ephesus? 
  8. How should elders and deacons propel the church forward in the mission of God?
  9. According to 1 Timothy 1:5 and 1 Peter 1:22-25, what is the church’s mission? 
  10. What practical role should the congregation have in leading the church? 
    1. Watch over doctrine. (Gal. 1:6-7)
    2. Work through discipline. (1 Cor. 5:4-5, & 2 Cor 2:5-6)
  11. What practical role should elders have in leading the church?
    1. Pray for wisdom and for God’s word to go forth with power. 
    2. Plan for ways to lead the church in godliness.
    3. Proclaim the word of the Lord in a way that is Christ-centered and clear.
  12. What practical role should deacons have in leading the church
    1. Pray for the work of the church to have an eternal impact.
    2. Plan for the church to function with excellence in all that she does.
    3. Promote unity where they have influence. 
  13. How can biblical leadership be seen as a gift to the church? 

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