How should the elders in a local church deal with complicated situations involving the saints?

The elders in a local church must deal with all kinds of issues, including complicated situations involving the saints. A great temptation the elders face is getting entangled in determinations of right and wrong in disputes between saints. The proper function of the elders is to shepherd all the saints and minister Christ as life to them (1 Pet. 5:2; 1 Tim. 4:6). When a problem occurs between saints, the elders run a great risk of losing their ground to perform this function if they get entangled in assessing who is right and who is wrong. The following article by Shepherding Words helps us see why the elders must avoid being entangled in right and wrong.

The Elders Avoiding Entanglement in Right and Wrong

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