Evening Worship Because of Your Elders

29 Mar

The penultimate reason from Rev. David McCullough’s leaflet entitled “Why Evening Worship?”

Church isn’t about serving yourself, it’s a family

6. Because we are Under the Authority of Elders

One of the curses of our day and age is the spirit of individualism that says I will do what suits me and I am accountable to no one but myself.  Biblical Christianity is to liberate us from this selfish and self centred mindset.  When God in His loving kindness saves us He sets us in a church family.  In that church family Christ has delegated His authority to the elders who are called to lead and organise the life of the church.

Elders in every local church will at the end of their lives give account as to how they have led, fed and nurtured the people of God.  Our responsibility is to honour those whom God has placed in authority over us.  If they have decided before God that public worship is beneficial twice on the Lord’s day then it is our duty to seek to honour them in that.  Obey your leaders and submit to their authority.  They keep watch over you as men who must give an account.  “Obey them so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no advantage to you.” (Hebrews 13:17)

Part 1- Because of the Glory of God

Part 2- Because Jesus is There

Part 3- Because It’s the Lord’s Day

Part 4- Because of Each Other

Part 5- Because of Our Witness

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