Shepherding the Shepherds 1

Series: Shepherding the Shepherds
Presenter: Bob Deffinbaugh

Who shepherds the shepherds? Elders must shepherd themselves and each other. Join Bob Deffinbaugh as he investigates this important subject in the first of a four part series.



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Remember It

1. What are Paul’s main instructions to the Ephesian elders in Acts 20?
Watch out for yourselves, and be alert.
2. How does the speaker say men seeking dominance and authority will gain a following?
Through false teaching, a departure from Scripture that appeals to people.
3. How will you be able to discern false teaching when it appears?
By sticking to and knowing Scripture.

Discuss It

  1. Discuss the speaker’s explanation of 1 Corinthians 1:12. What are some characteristics of men that would be seeking to be “Apollos” or “Paul” or “Cephas” and gain a following?
  2. What are some ways you could protect and maintain the plurality of leadership in your body of elders?

Apply It

  1. As you look around the church and Christendom, what evidences do you see of people seeking status through Christian ministry? Examine your own life, what do you see that could lead to problems in your life in this area? Discuss this with your spouse or a trusted fellow elder.