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Question 29 — What is the duty of the church towards their elders, pastors, or teachers?

AnsweraTo have them in reverence and honour for their office and work’s sake; bto obey them conscientiously in all things wherein they speak unto them in the name of the Lord; cto pray earnestly for them, that they may, and to exhort them, if need require, to fulfil the work of the ministry; dto communicate unto them of their temporals, for their comfortable subsistence in the world and usefulness unto others; ewisely to order things by their direction, so as that they may be amongst them without fear; fto abide with and stand by them in their sufferings for the gospel, and service of Christ among them.
a1 Thess. v. 12, 13; 1 Tim. v. 17.
bHeb. xiii. 17; 1 Cor. xvi. 16.
cEph. vi. 18, 19; Col. iv. 3; 2 Thess. iii. 1; Col. iv. 17.
dGal. vi. 6; 1 Cor. ix. 14.
e1 Cor. xvi. 10.
f2 Tim. i. 16–18, iv. 16.

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