Weekly Roundup 6/1/2020-6/6/2020

This is our weekly roundup of posts for 6/1/2020-6/6/2020. If you have any feedback on how we can serve you our readers better, I would appreciate it. Thank you for reading and allowing us to minister to you throughout this past week through these posts. Monday...

#11: Where Satan Dwells[Sermon]

Join Dave as he continues our Revelation series looking at Revelation 2:12-17.

Daily Bites Of God’s Word on 2 Timothy 1:7

On this new Daily Bites of God’s Word, Andy discusses 2 Timothy 1:7 and helps us understand what this verse means and it’s importance.

Flattery is Not Encouragement

Lurking in the shadow of every good gift from God is a twisted perversion that seeks to imitate and destroy. These destructive copycats disguise themselves as good but are actually out to cause chaos and confusion. God creates healthy friendships as a gift, but sin...

The Meaning and Purpose of Biblical Inerrancy and Infallibility

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, “What Does it Mean that the Bible Is Infallible? What Is Biblical Infallibility?” What you’ll hear in this episode The Meaning of Inerrancy and Infallibility. History and Origin of Infallibility. Infallibility...

Cross-Minded Conduct and Conversation

As Paul wraps up his teaching portion of the letter to the Colossians, he shifts from the topic of how union in Christ is manifested in the personal lives of believers and in their relationships within the body to their public walk before an unbelieving and watching...
The New Elder’s Handbook – Greg R. Scharf and Arthur Kok

Posted On January 4, 2019

The New Elder’s Handbook by Greg Scharf and Arthur Kok provides readers with a field-tested approach to training elders in the local church. The book is arranged in three parts, each of which is summarized below.

Vision

The first part sets forth the biblical qualifications for the office of elder. Scharf and Kok refuse to cut corners here. In a clear and meticulous fashion, they spell out what Scripture demands: “Doctrinal accuracy is indispensable for elders, but it is not enough to preserve the health of the church. Truth must shape life, and the truth must be taught to others.” Elders are called upon in Scripture to be men of character, knowledge, and skill. This model is the framework or template that allows elders to see how close they match the biblical expectations. The authors argue that truth must be faithfully transferred: “The best way to keep the gospel safe is to faithfully teach it to those who are equally able to teach it to others.”

Ezra is presented as an example of a godly man who grows spiritually as he subjects himself to the Word of God and immerses himself in prayer, and is guided by the Holy Spirit. Such is the life of a biblically qualified elder.

Training

Part two focuses on seventy-five questions for new or prospective elders. Carefully reasoned and biblical responses are offered along with pertinent resources to help candidate mature in their character, knowledge, and skill. This section is an invaluable aid for churches who need practical help in the training process.

Discipleship Resources

Part three provides a template for personal discipleship. Each lesson is guided by a set of Scriptures and questions are included for maximum growth. Suggested assignments are given at the end of each lesson.

The New Elder’s Handbook is a strong resource that will likely receive strong reception by the local church. Current elders will be strengthened by this material, and prospective elders will be trained in a biblical manner that will help ensure that leaders are in place for years to come.

 

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