Elders: Above Reproach
Titus 1:5-9
Paul charges Titus with two tasks:  to put into order what was lacking in the churches of Crete, and to appoint elders in every town.
Published June 1st, 2012
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Paul charges Titus with two tasks: to put into order what was lacking in the churches of Crete, and to appoint elders in every town. He describes the kind of person that should be an elder: one who is above reproach and sound in doctrine. The necessity of being "above reproach," or blameless, is repeated, indicating its importance. It seems to be the primary qualification of an elder. The other qualifications given are the attitudes and ways of living that befit a blameless man, one who is qualified to lead the church. Besides being above reproach in his attitudes and actions, an elder must hold fast to the truth. Paul gives two reasons. The first is so he can instruct the flock. The second is so he can rebuke the wolves. (Side note: submissiveness is a quality of an elder's children that Paul specifically calls for. Watch in the rest of the book for this theme of submissiveness.)
10000000070755 70755 Notes 2011-03-08 07:35:40 2014-06-23 14:39:42 Paul charges Titus with two tasks: to put into order what was lacking in the churches of Crete, and to appoint elders in every town. He describes the kind of person that should be an elder: one who is above reproach and sound in doctrine. The necessity of being "above reproach," or blameless, is repeated, indicating its importance. It seems to be the primary qualification of an elder. The other qualifications given are the attitudes and ways of living that befit a blameless man, one who is qualified to lead the church. Besides being above reproach in his attitudes and actions, an elder must hold fast to the truth. Paul gives two reasons. The first is so he can instruct the flock. The second is so he can rebuke the wolves. (Side note: submissiveness is a quality of an elder's children that Paul specifically calls for. Watch in the rest of the book for this theme of submissiveness.) notes
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This is why I left you in Crete,
so that you might put what remained into order,
and appoint elders in every town as I directed you--
if anyone is above reproach,
the husband of one wife,
and his children are believers
and not open to the charge of debauchery or insubordination
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[then appoint him].
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For an overseer, as God's steward, must be above reproach.
He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered or a drunkard or violent or greedy for gain,
but hospitable, a lover of good, self-controlled, upright, holy, and disciplined.
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He must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught,
so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine
and also to rebuke those who contradict it.
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10000000070755 70755 Arc 2011-03-08 07:35:40 2014-06-23 14:38:28 editing Titus 1 5 1 9 Titus 1:5-9 56 NT esv i162029 i162015 This is why I left you in Crete, i162030 i162016 so that you might put what remained into order, i162031 i162017 and appoint elders in every town as I directed you-- i162032 i162033 i162034 i162035 i162018 if anyone is above reproach, i162036 i162019 the husband of one wife, i162037 i162020 and his children are believers i162021 and not open to the charge of debauchery or insubordination negativepositive 2 1 series ideaexplanation 1 i162022 [then appoint him]. conditional 2 i162023 For an overseer, as God's steward, must be above reproach. i162038 i162024 He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered or a drunkard or violent or greedy for gain, i162025 but hospitable, a lover of good, self-controlled, upright, holy, and disciplined. negativepositive 2 bilateral 1 i162039 i162026 He must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, i162040 i162027 so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine i162028 and also to rebuke those who contradict it. series actionpurpose 2 series ideaexplanation 1 series actionpurpose 2 1 1 1 esv 25 a 50 discourse
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