So an elder and overseer must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also rebuke those who contradict it. It is a qualification and a task given to this office. I exhort you to make the most of the instruction that elders provide. Now that everything is recorded, no church member has an excuse for not hearing the instruction. But also remember that it is the job of an elder to rebuke. Don’t be surprised by this. Don’t allow a biblical rebuke to be a tool in the hand of Satan. But allow it to be used by the Holy Spirit who also rebukes and corrects. An elder must instruct and rebuke, that his job. Allow the elders to do that. Many in the churches today, do not want elders to do their job and try hard to prevent them from doing it. I plead with you, do not fall into that sin. If you do not know Christ as your Savior, know that the elders are here for you. We would love to sit down and tell you what this trustworthy word says. The grace of God has appeared and has brought salvation. You can learn to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives today. You can learn about our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ.