August 2016 Issue of Christian Worker (Elders)

Here’s a link to the latest PDF issue of the Christian Worker.

Here are the topics that you will find:

  • The Value of a Strong Eldership (Rob Whitacre)
  • How the Church can Strengthen Her Elders (Cody Westbrook)
  • What Elders Need from Preachers (Bill Siebert)
  • The Courage to take on the Wolves (Russell Haffner)
  • The Encouragement of a Godly Wife (Ken Hope)
  • Training the Next Generation (Jim Laws)
  • The Shepherd’s Reward (Rick Popejoy)

Christian Worker is an edification effort of the Southwest church of Christ in Austin, Texas.

You can subscribe to the email version of the Christian Worker paper by clicking on the publications link on their website and then following the given instructions.

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1 Timothy 3. 5: Rule or manage?

Do we have a difference in social influence or linguistic development in 1 Tim. 3.5, where most of the modern versions (including ESV, NET, NASB etc.) translate as “manage,” while the older versions render it as “rule.” Modern exceptions are NKJV (maybe just following the KJV) and AMP.

In my devotional today, I find the former verb referring to the family (rule/manage) to be stronger than the second which refers to the church (take care of). Or have I missed the boat?

UPDATE: Devo link included.

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