Qualifications for Elders
Titus 1:5-9
The High Bar of Eldership
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Published June 11th, 2019
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Phrase 1:5-9
Phrase 1:5-9
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Titus 1:5-9
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Appoint Elders in Every City
For this reason
Ground
I left you
in Crete,
Locative
that you would set in order what remains
Purpose
and appoint elders
in every city
The Standard for Eldership
as I directed you,
Standard
namely,
Explanation
if any man is above reproach,
Condition
the husband
Example 1
of one wife,
Relationship
having children
Example 2
who believe,
not accused
Example 3
of dissipation
Content
or rebellion.
The Ground for a High Standard for Elders
For the overseer must be above reproach
as God’s steward,
Qualifications in the Negative
not self- willed,
Negative (Examples 4-8)
not quick- tempered,
not addicted to wine,
not pugnacious,
not fond
of sordid gain,
Qualifications in the Positive
but hospitable,
Examples 9-15
loving what is good,
sensible,
just,
devout,
self- controlled,
holding fast the faithful word
which is in accordance with the teaching,
Critical Roles of Elders
so that he will be able both to exhort
Purpose 1
in sound doctrine
Context
and to refute those
Purpose 2
who contradict.
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