Bible Reading 1

Series: Bible Reading
Presenter: Alex Strauch

Elders are distinguished by their commitment to the Word of God, and by their ability to apply it to encourage and to correct.

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Remember It

Contemplate these questions, then click on each question to see the answer.
1. What are two reasons why an elder must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught?
So that he may be able to give instructions in sound doctrine and rebuke those who contradict it.
2. What are two reasons why an elder must know the whole of the Bible?
Scripture reveals Christ and transforms us into Christlikeness.
3. What are two verses emphasized in the presentation that show that the flock of God must be protected from false teaching?
Acts 20:28-31 and Titus 1:9-11

Discuss It

  1. What specific kinds of error should you be watching for in the church in America (general) and in your church in particular?
  2. What should you do if this error were introduced by one of the elders (as Paul warned in Acts 20)?

Apply It

  1. Talk with the elders in your church about what error needs to be addressed. Write them down and prioritize them according to their urgency.
  2. 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.

Digging Deeper

Major Bible Themes, John F. Walvoord and Lewis Sperry Chafer

Basic Theology: A Popular Guide to Understanding Biblical Truth, by Charles Ryrie

Christian Beliefs: Twenty Basics Every Christian Should Know, by Wayne Grudem and Elliot Grudem