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Topic: Elders (Church)

Episode Topic Audio

2021-06-09
Ruling One's Home as a Home: Regarding the qualifications for elders, what is meant by "ruling one's home", and when should a pastor (or elder) step down if his home is out of control in some measure? [I Timothy 3:4].
"Right in Their Own Eyes": Regarding the concept of being, "right in one's own eyes", I always thought it was a bad thing, are you saying it is a good thing? [Judges 17:6].


2021-04-05
Various Views in the Jerusalem church: What are the different views of those in the Jerusalem church?
Senior Pastors in the Jerusalem Church: How did the hierarchy of the Jerusalem church compare to those that would be considered senior pastors in churches today? [Galatians 2:12, Acts 15, Matthew 23:8].


2021-03-26
Qualifications for Elders: What are the qualifications of an elder? [I Timothy 3, Titus 1, Acts 13, Acts 14, Matthew 23:8, Matthew 20:26, Mark 10:43].
Steve Gregg to Speak at Your Church: What does one do to get you to come to speak to a group?


2021-03-22
Those That "Rule Over" Us: Could you talk about those in authority and how they are to "rule over" us-those in government, institutional church, home church, and how it relates to our own souls? [Hebrews 13:17, Hebrews 13:7, Hebrews 13:24].



2021-03-11
Women Teaching Men: Could you help me with this passage about women teaching men and if it is applicable to us today? [I Timothy 2:9-12, Genesis 2-3, Timothy 3].
Elders & Overseers: Do you make a distinction between "elders" and "overseers"? [Titus 1:5], Acts 20:17-28, I Peter 5:1-2, Matthew 20:27].


2021-01-13
How to Study the Bible: What is the best way to get familiar with and study the Bible (rec: go through the Bible at TheNarrowPath.com)?
Responsibility of the Overseers: What does Acts 20:28 mean regarding the responsibility of the overseers for the church? [Acts 20:28, Matthew 20:25-27, Matthew 23:8-9].


2020-12-30
Being Called to Missions: How does one get called to be a missionary? Is a missionary the same as being an elder?



2020-12-17
One's Desire or One's Calling to Ministry: If scripture indicates that when it is one's desire to be a pastor, it is a good thing, then how is that contrasted to one who is called to it? [I Timothy 3:1, Titus 1].



2020-12-02
Requirements for Spiritual Leaders (Pastors, Ministers, Preachers) in Churches: Is there any requirements for spiritual leaders, if they have been divorced or formerly fallen to sin, but repented? [I Timothy 3, Titus 1].



2020-11-04
Drifting Away of the Church: What factors may have affected the drifting away of one church over the other (as with the Galatians and Thessalonians) in scripture? [Acts 14, Acts 17, I Thessalonians 1:9].
Elders in an Immature Church: Was Paul going against his own advice when he appointed elders in the immature church in Acts 14? [Acts 14:23].


2020-10-09
Baptism Procedures: As a former Mormon, I think I want to be baptized again, could you discuss the proper way to go about this? [Acts 9, Acts 8].



2020-09-25
Apostolic Succession: Would you talk about Catholic "apostolic succession" and the early church fathers? [Acts 12].



2020-09-01
Paul's Teaching's Commandments or Not: Caller comments on Paul's teaching as if they are a commandments, but says they are a vision, instead. [I Corinthians 14:14-36].



2020-07-24
Women Teaching in Church: Could you talk about women teaching in church? [I Timothy 2:12, Acts 18:24-28].
Steve Gregg and His Radio Show: How did your find yourself teaching on your radio show? Caller is wondering about possibly to the same thing.


2020-06-19
Elders & Deacons: What is the difference between an elder and a deacon? [I Timothy 3].
Elder-Husband of One Wife: What does it mean in the qualifications for elders when it says "husband of one wife"? [I Timothy 3].
Male as Generic Descriptor in Scripture: Does the Bible use "he", the male gender descriptor, in a generic and inclusive way rather than really indicating a male is being discussed?

2020-06-18
Deacon Qualifications: My church wants me to fill the role of deacon, but I am hesitant about the qualifications? [I Timothy 3].



2020-06-12
Mormons & the Priesthood: How does the Mormon view the priesthood on earth today? [Revelation 5:10, I Peter 2:9].



2020-05-12
Parable of the Unjust Steward: What are we being taught in the parable of the unjust steward, and his manipulating the funds of his employer after getting fired? [Luke 16].
Women Not Above Men: What does the Bible mean when it talks about women not being above a man? [I Timothy 2].


2020-04-21
24 Elders & the Church: Comment regarding the 24 elders as the church. [Revelation 4 & 5].
Revelation About AD 70, Instead of End Times: What is the main thing that causes you to believe that Revelation is primarily about AD 70 instead of about the end times? [Revelation 1:1-3, 22:10, Daniel 12:4].


2020-04-20
Divorced & Remarried Pastor: Can a pastor who has divorced and remarried be a pastor? [Matthew 5:32, 19:3-12, I Timothy 3:2]



2020-04-03
Catholicism & Celibate Priests: How did Catholicism come up with priestly celibacy? Is this what is discussed in I Timothy 4? [I Timothy 4:3].



2020-03-18
Anointing the Sick & Baptizing: Who is qualified to anoint with oil for the healing of the sick? What about Baptisms, who is qualified to do that? [James 5:14]



2020-03-17
Denying Christ: One must keep in mind our public witness if we ever deny Christ, even if it was to save someone.
Greek Interpretation & Elders, Pastors, Teachers: The Greek words (such as "kai") can be interpreted in more than one way, so what is the guide for determining which meaning is meant, as in the passages about elders, pastors & teachers? [Ephesians 4:11, I Peter 2:25, Galatians 6:16, I Timothy 3].


2020-03-13
LDS View-Unbroken Chain: How do you respond to the very important LDS view that one must have someone lay hands on them from an unbroken chain in order to be filled with the Holy Spirit, or baptize others?
Qualifications for Church Leadership: What do you think the scriptural qualifications are for starting or leading a church? [I Timothy 3, Titus 1].


2020-02-11
Traditions of the Elders: Could you enlighten me about this verse and if it suggests that Catholic emphasis on tradition might necessarily be reconsidered? [Matthew 15:6].



2020-02-07
Marriage of Clergy: Why are Protestant ministers allowed to marry, and the Catholic priests are not? [I Corinthians 7:9, I Timothy 3, Titus].



2020-02-03
Prayers Offered for Us by the Saints: Do you think that the Catholics view about saints offering our prayers for us is justified by scripture? [Revelation 5:8, 8:3-4].



2020-01-08
Elders & Living Creatures: Who are the elders and living creatures in Revelation? [Revelation 4 & 5].
Liars in Revelation: Who are the liars, saying they are Jews, or apostles, in Revelation in chapters 2 & 3? [Revelation 2:2,9, 3:9, John 8:44, Acts, Romans 2:28-29].


2019-12-26
Elders - Appointed or Elected: Should elders be elected or appointed?



2019-11-27
Homosexual Elder: How do I think about my church electing an elder that is a man married to another man? [Matthew 19, I Corinthians 5, Romans 12:2].



2019-09-11
Steve Gregg-Elder in the New Jerusalem: Would you be seated with the elders and included in the special city council in the New Jerusalem?
Jesus Coming Soon: Is not the world crisis with increasing wars and threats today necessarily indicating that Jesus' coming is near? [Matthew 24:6].


2019-08-09
Leadership Are you born a leader or do you learn to be a leader?



2019-02-20
Women pastors: What do you think about Women Pastors?
Tithing: What are your views about Tithing, Old Testament & New Testament?


2019-02-11
Church Government: What is the best form of church polity, elders, overseers, & so on?
Bible Manuscripts: Why are some manuscripts considered so much better than others by some, especially KJV only types?


2018-11-14
Elder, Bishop, Overseer & Pastor: Are the terms elder, bishop, overseer & pastor all the same words?



2018-11-05
Peter denying Jesus: Didn't Peter depar from Christ for awhile, but he didn't lose his salvation or apostatize, did he?
Qualifications for being an Elder: Women Pastor qualifications [1 Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:5-9]


2018-07-20
Institutional Church: If the institutional church is not important then why does Paul emphasize deacons & elders so much?



2018-07-17
Church Organization What is the role of leaders and the general hierarchy of organized church? I know you don't believe in Church Membership. [1 Timothy 3, Romans 12, 1 Corinthians 12]



2018-07-11
Women Learning in Silence: Women being silent in the church, what does this mean? Paul says it's because Eve was the one who was deceived, but wasn't Adam stand right there beside her the whole time? [1 Timothy 2:6]
Novice Christians as Elders: What was Paul saying about newly converted shouldn't be elders of the church lest they fall into the same downfall of pride as Satan did? [1 Timothy 3:6]


2018-06-20
Elders Praying over the Sick: The elders praying for sick, & they will be forgiven, aren't you ALREADY forgiven? Aren't they 2 different things? If his sins weren't forgiven how does the elders praying over him do it? [James 5:15]



2018-05-03
24 Elders: Who are the 24 elders in Revelation? [Revelation 4, Revelation 5:8-10]?
24 Elders from the Calvary Chapel Viewpoint: Caller thinks Steve should take the pre-trib rapture from the Calvary's Chapel's Viewpoint, that he thinks it makes way more sense than an amillennialism.


2018-03-27
Pastor having Authority: Pastor seems to have no humility & thinks he has more authority & has a better understanding than others. What do you think? [Matthew 20:25-26, Hebrews 13:17]



2018-02-20
Abortion in Numbers 5: Is the passage in Numbers 5 describing an abortion? [Numbers 5:11-31]
Appointing Someone to a Church Position: Should you appoint qualified people when there is an open position in a church organization?


2018-01-23
Church Leaders & Their Children: What if leaders in the church do not have believing children? [Titus 1:6]



2017-11-28
Pastor's Role: Pastors, shepherds of churches, can you describe their Biblical role?



2017-11-15
Healing: Doesn't this passage of Scripture mean that if elders come & pray for you that you will be healed? [James 5:14-15]



2017-11-09
Church Leadership: Church leader performed the ceremony of his daughter who was guilty of an adulterous relationship & got divorced. He remarried her without Biblical grounds.



2017-10-16
Women in Ministry I would like to know the reasons why a woman is not allowed to be a pastor or elder. Do you know the reasons? [1 Timothy 2:11-15]
Church Traditions & Customs & Head Coverings: What can you tell me about church traditions & customs, especially involving head coverings for women? [1 Corinthians 11:2-16]
Communion & Agape Feasts: The Early Church had real agape feasts for communion instead of just a token bread & wine like nowadays.

2017-10-12
Church Authority: Who has the final word of what is truth? Is the pastor the "dictator" of the church?



2017-08-21
Church Discipline Needs to be Implemented: Church discipline needs happen because of appropriate behavior by a pastor, but they are wondering what to do?



2017-04-05
Church Leadership: Are Elders, Bishops & Pastors all the same thing?



2017-03-01
Elders only Men: Elders should ONLY be male, right?



2017-03-01
Ordaining Elders: How & who should people become elders?



2017-02-14
Women being a Pastors: Pastor being a woman & men being qualified for Elders fore that matter.



2017-02-02
Elders being Single: How can you qualify to be a bishop if you aren't married? [Matthew 5:34, 1 Timothy 3:1-7, 1 Timothy 3:2, Titus 1:5-9]
Taking Oaths: What do you think about taking oaths?


2017-01-31
Church Leadership: A church wants me to become part of the leadership/eldership of the church but wondering if I should because I don't really feel called.



2016-03-18
Qualifications for a Deacon 1tim 2:12, qualifications for a deacon; qualifications for deaconess [1 Timothy 3:12-13]



2016-02-23
Comments about 24 Elders & Preterism: Caller has a convoluted way of saying Revelation is mostly talking about 70 AD & not the future, talking about 24 elders & so on.



2016-02-23
24 Elders in Revelation: The Dispensationalist view is that the 24 elders represents the church, & if the 12 disciples are part of these, wouldn't John be including himself in them? Can you comment on this? [Revelation 4:4]



2016-02-16
Church Being an Apprenticeship Program: Shouldn't the church basically be of an apprenticeship program mindset? If I go to a church & encourage elders to do this, should I wait on the Lord for that or what?



2016-01-26
Scott Hawn, Elders & Priests: Have you ever heard of Scott Hawn? He says you have to call on the PRIESTS, not elders, to heal the sick. What do you say to that? [James 5]



2016-01-25
Laying Hands Suddenly on No Man: "Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men's sins: keep thyself pure", what exactly is this saying? [1 Timothy 5:22]



2015-12-30
The Ark of the Covenant: Is the Ark that is mentioned in Revelation 11 the same Ark of the Covenant? Do you believe the Ark of the Covenant is still in existence? [Revelation 11:19]
24 Elders: Who do you think the 24 Elders are? [Revelation 11:16]


2015-11-30
Membership - Church of Christ: Is it okay to jump around from congregation to congregation in the same town even though different churches or should you stick to one?
Elders overseeing others: What about holding people accountable?


2015-11-09
Looking for a church: What kind've church would you look for?
Modern Day Pastors: Was there pastors in the early church like there are today?
Deacon, Overseer, & Pastors: So would pastors, overseer & deacon be the same synonym? [Acts 20:28, 1 Peter 5]

2015-11-03
The Institutionalized Church: What would it mean to speak of a church being institutionalized & what would a non-institutionalized church mean?
The "office" of a Bishop: What about the verse of someone desiring the office of a bishop, that they are desiring a good thing? [1 Timothy 3:1]


2015-10-23
Church Government: Is your position of how a church should be run is a multitude of elders, no one particular person in charge of making decisions? [Acts 14:23]



2015-10-19
Single Pastor Structure: What does Steve about the sole Pastor model of the church structure?



2015-10-08
Church Leadership Authority: Pastor sole-run church, elder run church, & you find both examples in the the NT, but which is correct?
Pastor w/ Sole Authority: Caller says church was having problems w/ a pastor where there was a major upheaval.


2015-08-31
New Home Church: Look for a New Home Church & wondering about Calvary Chapel, but there seems to be some lack of Church Discipline, &, there's a Moses Model church hierarchy there, where ONE person is in charge, & can't be held accountable by anyone else.



2015-08-13
Legitimate Divorce: Caller has heard that if a man gets a divorce, even if it was justified, he no longer has the eldership qualifications to be an Elder. Is that true?



2015-07-28
Church leadership (Elder/Pastor): Definition of Elder, is that an actual Pastor or a layman of the Congregation?



2015-06-11
Submitting to Them Over Us: What does it mean to submit to them that are over us in the Lord? [Hebrews 13:7]



2015-05-21
Reimagining Church by Frank Viola: This book suggests no Pastors/Elders in the Church, but completely led by the Holy Spirit? It's a solid, NT church, it says. Does Steve think that is a LITTLE extreme? [1 Corinthians 14:26]



2015-05-14
Qualifications for an Elder: Caller is responding to a caller that was concerned about the response of a Pastor, & wants to point out how he probably wasn't following the protocol of being an elder. [1 Timothy 5:19, Titus 1:6, 1 Peter 5:1-4]



2015-02-13
Pastors: Is Steve suggesting that having one Pastor for a church is wrong?



2015-02-13
Being Selected as an Elder: What is the proper way to be chosen as an Elder of the church? What about the laying on of hands when you choose people for leadership of the church?
The word "quickly" in Revelation: What about the word, "quickly" on both ends of the book of Revelation?


2015-02-13
Pastors, Elders & Overseers: We hear about appointing Elders & Overseers, but what about Pastors? [Ephesians 4:11] is the only place it talks about them.



2015-02-13
Pastor's Family: Should the entire family (wife, children) of the Pastor be saved, or can they be reckless, just as long as he's saved? [1 Timothy 3:1-7]



2015-02-02
Adulterous Pastor: What should I do if I think a pastor is committing adultery?



2014-12-23
Church History & Coptic Church: When was the Coptic Church excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church?
Pastor in the Bible: The word Pastor in the Bible discussion from a previous call. [Ephesians 4:11]


2014-12-23
Former Pastors: What do you think of the former pastor attending the same church he had pastored? You'd think the new Pastor would feel a lttle threatened.
Pastor/Teacher: Is a Pastor considered a Teacher?
Watching Action Movies: What do think about our thoughts being influenced by the movies we watch?

2014-12-04
Qualifications for Church Elders: Elders need to have all their children under control, walking w/ the Lord, in order for them to be qualified. What is your opinion about it?



2014-10-03
Submitting to Elders: The church i'm attending emphasizes that we must submit to the elders of that church building? What does the Bible say? [1 Peter 5:5, Hebrews 13:17]



2014-08-19
Elder & Overseer: Are the qualifications the same for an elder & overseer, & does this list apply to both? [2 Timothy 2:24]



2014-08-14
Atonement for healing (followup): Aren't the Elders supposed to pray over the sick & God will heal us? Doesn't it say, "By His stripes we are healed"? [James 5:14, Isaiah 53:5, 1 John 1:9]



2014-05-22
Pastors Licensed by Mail Order: What do you think about me getting a Pastor's License to preach & do marriages in all 50 states for only $180?
Preaching to the Homeless: What if I just want a "preacher's license" to help the homeless?


2014-05-13
My way or the Highway: How do I deal w/ a family member who thinks i'm wrong for investigating & searching for what truth is?
Losing Religion: A friend says he's losing his religion but still has faith in God. What do I say to that?
Pastor Steve: How come you don't want to be a pastor?

2013-01-29
Critiquing Church Leaders: Do you have anything in your archives about what to do about church leadership with shady characters?



2013-01-29
Steve's Disqualifications from being Pastor: So what are the Biblical disqualifications as to why you can't be a pastor or an elder?


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