Lord’s Day Schedule‚Ä°

  • Sabbath School—9:45 a.m.
  • Morning Worship—10:45 a.m.
  • Afternoon Worship—2:00 p.m.
  • ‡ Regular schedule temporarily suspended.

Ministers All?

In the introduction to the evening sermon on 2 December 2007 in relation to the Priesthood of Believers I mentioned that some might misunderstand this doctrine and suggest that everyone has the same authority and calling in the church. That erroneous egalitarian perspective is part-and-parcel of what is sometimes called the ‘Every Member Ministry’ model.

I briefly mentioned two references to correct that error: firstly, Pastor Roop’s sermon on the preaching of the gospel in Acts 2, and secondly, a faithful exposition of Ephesians 4. One reason I offered Ephesians 4 is that, ironically, this passage is frequently used by some to defend the egalitarian position rather than refute it.

In a recent post entitled Ministers All? on his Heidelblog, Dr. R. Scott Clark deals with this passage briefly as he discusses the error of the ‘Every Member Ministry’ model. I encourage you to read this brief article and consider carefully what Dr. Clark has to say on this topic. I think you will find it very helpful.

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