Elder Qualifications – Managing His Household

He must be one who manages his own household well, keeping his children under control with all dignity (but if a man does not know how to manage his own household, how will he take care of the church of God?), … 1 Timothy 3:4–5 …namely, if any man is above reproach, the husband of [...]

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Elder Qualifications – Free From the Love of Money

…not addicted to wine or pugnacious, but gentle, peaceable, free from the love of money. 1 Timothy 3:3 For the overseer must be above reproach as God’s steward, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, not addicted to wine, not pugnacious, not fond of sordid gain, … Titus 1:7 (emphases mine) The Scriptures are clear that money, in [...]

By |2022-01-17T16:13:27-06:00January 19th, 2022|Blog, Elder Qualifications|Comments Off on Elder Qualifications – Free From the Love of Money

Elder Qualifications – Peaceable

…not addicted to wine or pugnacious, but gentle, peaceable, free from the love of money. 1 Timothy 3:3 (emphasis mine) An elder must be one who strives for unity in the body of Christ. He understands the dangers associated with being quarrelsome and he does not want to be a participant in creating any kind [...]

By |2022-01-02T23:40:02-06:00January 12th, 2022|Blog, Elder Qualifications|Comments Off on Elder Qualifications – Peaceable

Elder Qualifications – Gentle

…not addicted to wine or pugnacious, but gentle, peaceable, free from the love of money. 1 Timothy 3:3 (emphasis mine) In contrast to practicing violence, the Christian leader is to be “gentle” or forbearing in his relationships to troublemakers. The “gentle” man uses elasticity in supervision and is flexible rather than rigid. Synonyms for “gentle” [...]

By |2022-01-02T23:40:40-06:00January 5th, 2022|Blog, Elder Qualifications|Comments Off on Elder Qualifications – Gentle

Elder Qualifications – Not Pugnacious

…not addicted to wine or pugnacious, but gentle, peaceable, free from the love of money. 1 Timothy 3:3 For the overseer must be above reproach as God’s steward, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, not addicted to wine, not pugnacious, not fond of sordid gain… Titus 1:7 (emphases mine) Pugnacious can be defined as one who is [...]

By |2021-12-18T12:14:23-06:00December 29th, 2021|Blog, Elder Qualifications|Comments Off on Elder Qualifications – Not Pugnacious

Elder Qualifications – Not Addicted to Wine

…not addicted to wine or pugnacious, but gentle, peaceable, free from the love of money. 1 Timothy 3:3 For the overseer must be above reproach as God’s steward, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, not addicted to wine, not pugnacious, not fond of sordid gain, … Titus 1:7 (emphases mine) An elder must always be ready to [...]

By |2021-12-18T10:47:29-06:00December 22nd, 2021|Blog, Elder Qualifications|Comments Off on Elder Qualifications – Not Addicted to Wine

Elder Qualifications – Able to Teach

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) Herein is the major distinction between elders and deacons. Deacons may be able to teach, but elders must be able to teach. A failure in this regard is a disqualification [...]

By |2021-12-01T09:57:16-06:00December 15th, 2021|Blog, Elder Qualifications|Comments Off on Elder Qualifications – Able to Teach

Elder Qualifications – Hospitable

An overseer, then, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, prudent, respectable, hospitable, able to teach… 1 Timothy 3:2 … but hospitable, loving what is good, sensible, just, devout, self-controlled, … Titus 1:8 (emphases mine) Not only is being hospitable essential for elders, it is also a requirement for all believers: Be [...]

By |2021-12-01T09:27:18-06:00December 8th, 2021|Blog, Elder Qualifications|Comments Off on Elder Qualifications – Hospitable

Elder Qualifications – Respectable

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) To be respectable is to be proper, honorable and appropriate. This word is only used in one other verse in the New Testament. In 1 Timothy 2:9 women are instructed [...]

By |2021-12-01T08:57:48-06:00December 1st, 2021|Blog, Elder Qualifications|Comments Off on Elder Qualifications – Respectable

Elder Qualifications – Prudent

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) A spiritual leader in the church must not be ruled by his emotions or be easily stirred up. He is responsible to handle the spiritual affairs of the church with [...]

By |2021-10-19T17:34:22-06:00November 24th, 2021|Blog, Elder Qualifications|Comments Off on Elder Qualifications – Prudent

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