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Glad You Asked! Sarah lied?, COVID-19 & church, and more!

Welcome to another “Glad You Asked” episode! Here are the listener questions we’ll be answering this time:

  1.  Since Sarah is held up to us as a woman we should strive to emulate, was she right to follow Abraham’s instructions to lie about their relationship to Pharaoh and Abimelech?
  2.  Are Believers violating Scripture by not gathering for Sunday services and other church events during COVID-19 quarantine?
  3.  How should I address a female “pastor” who introduces herself as “Pastor Beth or Joyce or Lisa”?
  4. God is bringing me out of New Apostolic Reformation heresy, but my husband is still deeply entrenched in it. How can I cope and minister to him?

We’re always collecting questions for the next Glad You Asked episode, so drop us an e-mail or social media private message with your questions any time!

Resources:

Scriptures mentioned in this episode

Basic Training: 7 Reasons Church is Not Optional and Non-Negotiable for Christians– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Rock Your Role: Jill in the Pulpit– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) – Berean Research, Amy Spreeman

The Mailbag: What is the New Apostolic Reformation?– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Biblical Counseling Resources– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

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“You’re slandering that teacher!” Addressing Objections to Discernment- Part 4

In this final episode in our series, Michelle and Amy address three more objections to discernment when warning about false teachers:

  1. “You’re slandering that teacher by warning against her!”
  2. “You’re being unkind, unloving, ungodly, hateful, self-righteous, mean, critical, etc. for calling out false teachers.

  3. You’re judging that teacher! The Bible says not to judge!”

Be sure to catch Episode 1 here,  2 here and 3 here.

Resources:

Scriptures mentioned in this episode

Answering the Opposition- Responses to the Most Frequently Raised Discernment Objections– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Women Preaching the Gospel– A Word Fitly Spoken

Do you love the deceived? – Naomi’s Table

What does the Bible say about slander?– Got Questions

Heresy Hunter is a pejorative for “troublemaker” Naomi’s Table

Discernment IS Love– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Discernment: What’s Love Got to Do with It?– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

 

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“Just chew the meat and spit out the bones!” Addressing Objections to Discernment- Part 3

In this episode, Michelle and Amy address two more objections to discernment when warning about false teachers:

  1. “That teacher may not always be right but that doesn’t mean she’s a false teacher. We all get things wrong!”
  2. “Maybe this teacher says some things that are wrong, biblically, but she says some good things, too. I just ‘chew up the meat and spit out the bones.'”

Be sure to catch Episode 1 here, and 2 here.

Resources:

Scriptures mentioned in this episode

Answering the Opposition- Responses to the Most Frequently Raised Discernment Objections – Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Steven Furtick Teaches Modalism – Issues, Etc. (podcast) with Chris Rosebrough

What is modalism / Modalistic Monarchianism? – Got Questions

Let’s stop snuggling the wolves – Amy Spreeman, Berean Research

Basic Training: Being Berean- 8 Steps for Comparing Teaching to Scripture – Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

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“You’re creating division and disunity!” Addressing Objections to Discernment- Part 2

In this episode, Michelle and Amy address two more objections to discernment when warning about false teachers:

  1. “But look how many people this teacher is helping! I’ve grown so much in my relationship with the Lord because of her!”
  2. “You’re creating division and disunity by speaking out against that teacher.”

Be sure to catch Episode 1 here.

Resources:

Scriptures mentioned in this episode

Answering the Opposition- Responses to the Most Frequently Raised Discernment Objections– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Let’s stop petting the wolves – Amy Spreeman Archives

Women and False Teachers: Why Men Don’t Get It, and Why It’s Imperative That They Do– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Discernment Hysteria and the God Who Wins– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

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“But you’re a girl!” Addressing Objections to Discernment – Part 1

“You say that this female Bible teacher is in disobedience to Scripture because she preaches to men. You’re just as guilty because you have a blog and social media pages that men can read!”

In this episode, Michelle and Amy take on a common objection to naming false teachers, and that is the idea that women ought not do podcasts, blogs or post on social media if their content has Scripture. Nonsense! Tune in and find out why.

Resources

Scriptures mentioned in this episode

Answering the Opposition- Responses to the Most Frequently Raised Discernment Objections– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Rock Your Role: Jill in the Pulpit (1 Timothy 2:11-12)– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

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“But did you go to him in private?” A look at Matthew 18

Have you ever had to confront a brother or sister in Christ about their sin against you? In this episode we are going to examine a section of the book of Matthew, in chapter 18: “If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone.” But does this apply in every situation? Nope. One of the biggest misunderstandings of applying this particular scripture to how we are to talk and warn about teachings that are not biblical is the idea that we need to go to the teacher first, in private.

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Scriptures mentioned in this episode

Editorial On Abusing Matthew 18 – D.A. Carson

Matthew 18 and the Universal Church – Josh Buice

Shouldn’t We Share Our Concerns About a Book Directly with the Author Instead of in the Public Forum? – Randy Alcorn

Church Discipline: Matthew 18 – Grace Church

Touch Not My Anointed? – Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

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6 Ways Pastors Can Protect Their Churches from False Doctrine

When Christians build a church building, we don’t usually erect a wall around it, but there’s a very real enemy we need to keep out and protect ourselves from – false doctrine. There’s a huge need for this in the church today, and unfortunately, some churches have left themselves vulnerable to attack, and the enemy has already infiltrated and taken over. In this episode Michelle and Amy discuss some foundational ways pastors can build a wall – an invisible, spiritual wall – around their churches to keep false doctrine out and to protect their congregations from being attacked by this vicious enemy.


Resources

Scriptures mentioned in this episode

Fighting Off the Wolves – Berean Research

What is Discernment? – Berean Research

Build the Wall and Station a Guard: A Plea for Pastors to Protect 6 Areas of the Church Vulnerable to False Doctrine – Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Popular False Teachers and Unbiblical Trends – Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

McBible Study and the Famine of God’s Word – Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

The Mailbag: What is the New Apostolic Reformation? – Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Why Our Church No Longer Plays Bethel or Hillsong Music (or Elevation or Jesus Culture), and Neither Should Yours – Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

The Mailbag: False Doctrine in Contemporary Christian Music – Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Hillsong’s Theology of Music and Worship – Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Heresy in Plain Sight: Examining the Theology of Hillsong Music – Pirate Christian Radio

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A patriotic Gospel? Putting politics in perspective

This episode is going to get political, but not in the way you might think. We are just at the beginning phase of the election season, a time when our country here in the United States is in a frenzy over who ought to be our next president For many Christians, it’s a time when politics and pundits eclipse everything else.  The trap that we can fall into is that we can become so busy reclaiming America that we forget we’re here to proclaim Christ.  Amy and Michelle go to Scripture to put politics and patriotism in perspective.

Resources:

Scriptures mentioned in this episode

Dominionism and the New Apostolic Reformation – Amy Spreeman, Berean Research

6 Hallmarks of the NAR Church – Pirate Christian Radio (podcast)

What is the seven mountain mandate, and is it biblical? – Got Questions

The Mailbag: How Should Christians Vote? – Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

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Excommunicating the Elderly: Kicking Wisdom to the Curb

Are there too many persnickety old people in your church? Do you long to reshuffle the congregational deck and get some young blood in the pews? Is your church “dying” because there just aren’t enough millennials making your church hip and cool? Recently a church in Minnesota made national news headlines for doing just that – and even secular media took notice! In this episode, Amy and Michelle discuss why this is not only a bad idea, it’s unbiblical.

Resources:

Scriptures mentioned in this episode

Twin Cities News story: Church to usher out gray-haired members in effort to attract more young parishioners

What is the Purpose Driven Movement?

Is church for seekers or saints?

Seeker-Sensual Church Growth

Shocking results of the Church Growth model
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The Seeker-Friendly, Purpose Driven Cornucopia of False Doctrine  
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Dear Church—Don’t Overlook and Undervalue the Elderly Josh Buice

Excommunicating the Elderly: Kicking Wisdom to the Curb

 
 
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Women Preaching the Gospel?

Words stand for something, right? The words we use in our Christian faith used to be fairly clear cut, but over the last few years some definitions seem to have become somewhat murky: evangelism, preaching, and how Christian women biblically fit into that equation.

Resources:

Scriptures mentioned in this episode

Rock Your Role Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

What’s in a name? The meaning and origin of “complementarianism” CBMW

The Beauty of Biblically Broad Complementarianism Kevin DeYoung

Good News! (The Gospel) A Word Fitly Spoken

Women Preaching the Gospel?

 
 
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