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Eldership: Biblical Leadership Begins with Sound Doctrine
November 18, 2022
When you think of the word "leadership," you probably imagine a slew of requirements and characteristics, of which "sound doctrine" is NOT one of them. But I begin the argument that doctrine is the essential, although not sufficient, requirement and foundation to all proper biblical leadership, whether within the church or in the home.
He must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it. (Titus 1:9)

“‘This people honors me with their lips,
    but their heart is far from me;

 in vain do they worship me,
    teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’” (Matthew 15:8-9)

that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word (Ephesians 5:26)

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (John 1:1)

  1. Teaching sound doctrine is a base requirement for elders -- there's no way around this.  The ability is reflected in the ability to detect and rebuke.
  2. Jesus taught against man-made traditions and commandments -- this is what the culture teaches and what the church has absorbed.
    1. Commanding presence
    2. Faithful attendance
    3. Seemingly humble presentation
    4. Generous giving
  3. Husbands are to effectively teach their wives
  4. Why must the foundation be in doctrine, the understanding and teaching of the Word

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