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(a) its stated meetings,

(b) elections, and

(d) from the designations of its ministers, together with

(e) the recognized authority of the minister and of the church,

(f) from its discipline,

(g) contributions,

(h) letters of commendation. More is shown from

(i) registers of widows, (j) uniform customs, and (k) ordinances,

(l) from the order enjoined and observed, (m) the qualifications for membership and of (n) the common work of the whole body.

<442007> Acts 20:7 ? ?upon the first day of the week, when we were gathered together to break bread, Paul discoursed with them?;

<581025> Hebrews 10:25 ? ?not forsaking our own assembling together, as the custom of some is, but exhorting one another.?

<440123> Acts 1:23-26 ? the election of Matthias; 6:5, 6 ? the election of deacons.

<500101> Philippians 1:1 ? ?the saints in Christ Jesus that are at Philippi, with the bishops and deacons.?

<442017> Acts 20:17, 23 ? ?the elders of the church . . . . the flock, in which the Holy Spirit bath made you bishop, [margin: ?overseers ?1.?

<401817> Matthew 18:17 ? ?And if he refuse to hear them, tell it unto the church: and if he refuse to hear the church also, let him be unto thee as the Gentile and the publican?; <600502>1 Peter 5:2 ? ?Tend the flock of God which is among you, exercising the oversight, not of constraint, but willingly, according to the will of God.?

<460504> 1 Corinthians 5:4, 5, 13 ? ?in the name of our Lord Jesus, ye being gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus, to deliver such a one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may he saved in the day of the Lord Jesus...Put away the wicked man from among yourselves.?

<451526> Romans 15:26 ? ?For it hath been the good pleasure of Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor among f)

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