The qualification of an elder being temperate and not controlled by substance abuse, such as alcohol, is examined and applied.Audio File Lecture Outline Detailed Outline
- How would you describe the use of wine in your life? Has anyone every suggested you may have a problem with alcohol?
- What areas of your life may be lacking temperance or self-control that only you know about? What do you intend to do about them?
- Ask each elder in your church (or at least three other Christian leaders) what their stance on the use of alcohol in the Christian leader’s life. How does this compare to your view? How well do they support their view using Scripture?
“Disciplines of a Godly Man,” by R. Kent Hughes.