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Meet the Wolf

What is a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing?

Matthew 7:15 CSB
“Be on your guard against false prophets who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravaging wolves.
THE SHEEP & THE SHEPHERD: The sheep are Christians who follow the Shepherd, Jesus. He leads us, feeds us, and protects us.
THE WOLF: The wolf is someone who has something to gain by taking advantage of Christians (the sheep). This could be money, glory, sinful company, or all three!
THE SHEEP CLOTHING: The wolf is someone who takes advantage of Christians by acting like one of them and gaining acceptance in the Christian community. They may appear super-great or super-spiritual and use smooth talk to get in.
THE ATTACK: The wolf is someone who causes damage in their hungry pursuit through false teachings and by creating a fear response in the flock. That fear may silence us, turn us against each other, or distract us from the Shepherd.

Separating False Teachers, Fallible Teachers, & THE Teacher

THE Teacher This is Jesus. He is the Truth & the Author and Finisher of our Faith.

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FALLIBLE Teachers

This is Jesus. He is the Truth & the Author and Finisher of our Faith.

The Ephesians: A Church Blessed With Human Teachers

Apollos: A Teacher Who Lacked Information

Timothy’s Church: A Case of Overly Ambitious Teachers

What makes FALSE Teachers different?

Bad fruit = Bad tree

The Wolf is Hungry!

False Exteriors
Despise Authority

Summary

v The Wolf is a teacher who appears spiritual but has false motives that are destructive.

The Wolf Is Hungry!

3 Facts about the Wolf’s hunger

v Jesus is our true teacher. He has given us other teachers. However, they can be mistaken or even driven by false motives.
False teachers are the wolves. They are not believers, a fact revealed by their fruit, their deception, and their rejection of authority.
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