Elder Qualifications – Self-controlled

…but hospitable, loving what is good, sensible, just, devout, self-controlled… Titus 1:8 (emphasis mine) To be self-controlled is to practice restraint. It can relate to physical desires: But if they do not have self-control, let them marry; for it is better to marry than to burn with passion. 1 Corinthians 7:9 A successful athlete must [...]

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Elder Qualifications – Temperate

An overseer, then, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, prudent, respectable, hospitable, able to teach… 1 Timothy 3:2 (emphasis mine) Nēphalios (temperate) literally means wineless, or unmixed with wine.1 In a metaphorical sense, nēphalios means alert, watchful, vigilant, or clear-headed. That may be its primary sense in this passage. A leader [...]

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