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The Quieting and Correcting Role of Elders: Helpful Links

To help FFCers and other InkLink readers properly understand, not only the textual angle of Titus 1:10-16, but also the practical applications, here are some helpful links. Some I referenced in the message; others I did not. I pray all, however, will be profitable. Love Your Neighbor Enough to Speak the Truth Should Shepherd Expose […]

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Q Zone: Questions about Contending

Yesterday we finished our series through the one-chapter books of the New Testament (a series appropriately entitled “One”) by exploring all that was tucked inside Jude’s exhortation to “contend for the faith” (v 3). It’s a fantastic flow of 25 verses designed to keep us on mission with mercy. Though I didn’t take questions live, […]

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Calling Them Out: Should Shepherds Expose Wolves By Name? [Part 4]

Part 4 When and How It’s hard to imagine anyone with a hint of biblical allegiance reviewing the overwhelming thread of evidence in the New Testament letters and coming away saying, “It’s not a pastor’s job to protect the sheep, and spotting and labeling the wolves isn’t part of his duty.” Yet, tragically, that is […]

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Calling Them Out: Should Shepherds Expose Wolves By Name? [Part 3]

Part 3 The People of the New Testament Church Letters The pattern of the New Testament letters is accented by the people in those very letters. Specifically, we see two false teachers called out in 1 Timothy 1—Hymenaeus and Alexander. These two were said to have “put away faith,” having “shipwrecked” it (vs. 19-20). Paul even […]

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Calling Them Out: Should Shepherds Expose Wolves By Name? [Part 2]

[Read part 1 here] Part 2 So let’s ask the obvious question—is it biblical for pastors to “call out” false teachers? My answer, in a nutshell, is yes. But first, a few qualifiers. Because terminology matters in this discussion, it is important to understand that I don’t personally view holding someone accountable to what they […]

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Calling Them Out: Should Shepherds Expose Wolves by Name? [Part 1]

Many believers, in our thought processes, are more American than Christian. We are, too often, more cultural than biblical. Admittedly, I’d be the first to confess my own struggle with this; I find it a regular battle to renew my mind so that I’m transformed instead of letting my life be conformed to the world (Rom 12:1-2). One of […]

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