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  • Then they went from town to town, explaining the decision regarding the commandments that were to be obeyed, as decided by the apostles and elders in Jerusalem. - Acts 16:4

  • But when we landed at Miletus, he sent a message to the elders of the church at Ephesus, asking them to come down to meet him. - Acts 20:17

  • "And now beware! Be sure that you feed and shepherd God's flock--his church, purchased with his blood--over whom the Holy Spirit has appointed you as elders.*7 - Acts 20:28

  • After saying farewell to the Ephesian elders, we sailed straight to the island of Cos. The next day we reached Rhodes and then went to Patara. - Acts 21:1

  • The next day Paul went in with us to meet with James, and all the elders of the Jerusalem church were present. - Acts 21:18

  • This letter is from Paul and Timothy, slaves of Christ Jesus. It is written to all of God's people in Philippi, who believe in Christ Jesus, and to the elders* and deacons.1 - Philippians 1:1

  • It is a true saying that if someone wants to be an elder,* he desires an honorable responsibility.1 - 1 Timothy 3:1

  • For an elder must be a man whose life cannot be spoken against. He must be faithful to his wife.* He must exhibit self-control, live wisely, and have a good reputation. He must enjoy having guests in his home and must be able to teach.2 - 1 Timothy 3:2

  • An elder must not be a new Christian, because he might be proud of being chosen so soon, and the Devil will use that pride to make him fall.*3 - 1 Timothy 3:6

  • Do not neglect the spiritual gift you received through the prophecies spoken to you when the elders of the church laid their hands on you. - 1 Timothy 4:14

  • Elders who do their work well should be paid well,* especially those who work hard at both preaching and teaching.5 - 1 Timothy 5:17

  • Do not listen to complaints against an elder unless there are two or three witnesses to accuse him. - 1 Timothy 5:19

  • Never be in a hurry about appointing an elder. Do not participate in the sins of others. Keep yourself pure. - 1 Timothy 5:22

  • I left you on the island of Crete so you could complete our work there and appoint elders in each town as I instructed you. - Titus 1:5

  • An elder must be well thought of for his good life. He must be faithful to his wife,* and his children must be believers who are not wild or rebellious.1 - Titus 1:6

  • An elder* must live a blameless life because he is God's minister. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered; he must not be a heavy drinker, violent, or greedy for money.2 - Titus 1:7

  • Are any among you sick? They should call for the elders of the church and have them pray over them, anointing them with oil in the name of the Lord. - James 5:14
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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