A CONTRAST

God's Elders

Modern Elders/Church Officials

1. Take heed to the flock 1. Take heed to budget/business
2. Shepherd the flock of God 2. Shepherd "all the final decisions"
3. Watch out for your souls 3. Watch out for the body corporate
4. Overseers of the flock 4. Overseers of all Organizational activities
5. Support the weak 5. Direct the functional entity
6. Pastor, teach, tend, preach 6. Hire and fire "The Pulpit Minister"
7. "Rule," lead the disciples 7. Rule the Institution as the Board of Directors
8. No power and authority 8. Full power and authority of Christ to you
9. Not as being lords over those entrusted 9. Rebel against Elders, Rebel against Christ
10. Rule" by love and service 10. Rule as duly constituted officials
11. Equal, but servant of all 11. Exalted to RANK of Overlord Position
12. Caring for people - "tend My sheep" 12. Caring for Corporation-building, money, operations

Spiritual

Material