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Church Decisions Must Be Voted On By The Whole Congregation
September 27, 2020

Church Decisions Must Be Voted On By The Whole Congregation

September 27, 2020

LifeSong Notes

Keith Menshouse

September 27, 2020

“We Follow His Lead”

THE LIE – CHURCH DECISIONS SHOULD BE VOTED ON BY THE WHOLE CONGREGATION.

Then the twelve summoned the multitude of the disciples and said, “It is not desirable that we should leave the word of God and serve tables. Therefore, brethren, seek out from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business; but we will give ourselves continually to prayer and to the ministry of the word.”

Acts 6:2-4 (NKJV) page 1841

WHY DO WE LOVE TO VOTE?

  • Some would argue it is clearly .
  • Some would argue it is based on :
    • The NT teaching of of the Believer;
    • The of the local church;
    • Professed salvation for church membership;
  • It’s at least a reaction to the causes of the .
  • Is it Biblical or just ?
  • How much is about ?

BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU ASK FOR!

  • The congregation MUST agree on the of the Church.
  • Voting on everything us with micro-management and power struggles.

WHY LIFESONG CHOSE TO GO IN A NEW DIRECTION.

  1. Every time we vote, we “” ourselves. (Is it worth it?)

Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and a house divided against a house falls. Luke 11:17 (NKJV) page 1738

  1. The Church must go where the directs the Body. (God at work)

And He is the head of the body, the church…

Colossians 1:18 (NKJV) page 2022

  1. The Church must be to join God at work.

As they ministered to the Lord and fasted, the Holy Spirit said, “Now separate to Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” Then, having fasted and prayed, and laid hands on them, they sent them away. Acts 13:2–3 (NKJV) page 1855

  1. God is holding somebody for our decisions. (The Pastor)

Obey those who rule over you, and be submissive, for they watch out for your souls, as those who must give account. Let them do so with joy and not with grief, for that would be unprofitable for you.

Hebrews 13:17 (NKJV) page 2099

  1. Decisions should be made by those and .
  2. It is impossible without and .

 By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13:35 (NKJV) page 1807

  1. Giving up and exercising is how we’re supposed to live our lives!

If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me. 24 For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will save it.

Luke 9:23-24 (NKJV) page 1732

 

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