The evil one knows well that no army can be effective in warfare without clear leadership and without distinguishable commitment from followers. Misconceptions about what constitutes a biblical church government can be harmful and counterproductive to real ministry. The biblical patterns of leadership are authority, maturity and responsibility.
1So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed:
17Now from Miletus he sent to Ephesus and called the elders of the church to come to him.
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