Elders are distinguished by their commitment to the Word of God, and by their ability to apply it to encourage and to correct.Audio File Lecture Outline Detailed Outline
- What specific kinds of error should you be watching for in the church in America (general) and in your church in particular?
- What should you do if this error were introduced by one of the elders (as Paul warned in Acts 20)?
- Talk with the elders in your church about what error needs to be addressed. Write them down and prioritize them according to their urgency.
- Select one specific false teaching that could endanger your church. Write down how you would go about preparing your congregation to resist it. Chart out a plan for studying how to counter it using Scripture. Show this to and interact with another elder about it.
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