Spiritual Gifts part 352. The offices in the church.

Phi 1:1; Eph 4:11-13; 1Ti 3:1-7; Tit 1:5-9; Act 20:17,28; 1Tim 5:17; 1Thes 5:12-13.

ROMANS-470-130103 - length: 61:04 - taught on Jan, 3 2013

Class Outline:

John Farley
January 3, 2013

Spiritual Gifts Part 352:

Offices in the church

The Doctrine of Spiritual Gifts

Point 1.
Setting the scene for Paul’s teaching on the Spiritual Gifts.

Point 2.
The Giver of the Gifts: The Person and Work of God the Holy Spirit

Point 3.
What is a “Spiritual Gift”?

Similar but different: things sometimes confused with spiritual gifts

Offices in the church

pastor or elder in a church
spiritual gift of Pastor-Teacher

Office of deacon
spiritual gift of helps or administration

The Biblical offices of the local churches include the Lord Jesus Christ as the head, the elders or pastors, the deacons, and the priests.

There is a difference between the office of elder/overseer/pastor and the spiritual gift of Pastor-Teacher.

Pastor-Teachers equip the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ.

Here in Titus 1 we also learn that the office of elder and the office of overseer are the same office. By the way, that is also taught in ACT 20:17; ACT 20:28.

to tend as a shepherd of;
to lead, with the implication of providing for.
to feed, to tend a flock, keep sheep;
to rule, govern.

It is derived from the root word
which is the Greek word for ‘pastors’ in EPH 4:11.

That word “guardian” is actually episkopos in the Greek and that is the word that is elsewhere translated “overseer”.