In this lesson, Ron concluded his series on elders and deacons by talking about deacons and their responsibilities. 

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Where Do Elders Come From?

In this lesson, Ron talked about how elders are developed. 

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Draw Near Unto God

This article is republished from Expository Files 23.10, October 2016. Read the original publication on

The Bible says, “Draw near unto God, and He will draw near unto you.” (James 4:8). We live in an age of cynicism, but no one has to live out their lives as a cynic. 

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A Perfectly Good Conscience

This article was republished from the Southside church of Christ website, September 18, 2016. Read it on

When the apostle Paul stood before the Council in Jerusalem, he declared:  “I have lived my life with a perfectly good conscience before God up to this day” –  Acts 23:1.  Yet, how could Paul make such a claim after watching out for the cloaks of those who stoned Stephen, giving his hearty approval, and later ravaging the church of Christ, dragging

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