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"Setting the Church in Order". Part II. “For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders in every city, as I had appointed thee:” Titus 1:5. Qualifications of Elders. 1 Timothy 3 & Titus 1 Must possess these qualities

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"Setting the Church in Order"

Part II

“For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders in every city, as I had appointed thee:” Titus 1:5

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Qualifications of Elders

  • 1 Timothy 3 & Titus 1
  • Must possess these qualities
  • Does not mean he is perfect

8 = Negative

18 = Positive

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Negative Qualifications of Elders

1. Not a Novice - 1 Tim. 3:6

2. Not soon angry - Tit. 1:7

3. Not self-willed - Tit. 1:7

4. Not given to wine - 1 Tim.3:3

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Negative Qualifications of Elders

5. Not a brawler - 1 Tim. 3:3

6. No striker - 1 Tim. 3:3

7. Not greedy of filthy lucre -

8. Not Covetous - 1 Tim. 3:3

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Positive Qualifications of Elders

1. Desire the office - 1 Tim. 3:1

2. Husband of one wife -1 Tim.3:2

3. Having faithful children - Tit.1:6

4. Ruleth well his own house - 1 Tim. 3:4-5

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Positive Qualifications of Elders

5. Of good behavior - 1 Tim.3:2

6. Vigilant - 1 Tim. 3:2

7. Sober - 1 Tim. 3:2

8. Patient - 1 Tim. 3:3

9. Temperate - Tit. 1:8

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Positive Qualifications of Elders

10. Just - Tit. 1:8

11. Gentle - 1 Tim. 3:3 NKJV

12. Holy - Tit. 1:8

13. Lover of Good men - Tit. 1:8

14. Given to Hospitality - 1Tim.3:2

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Positive Qualifications of Elders

15. Apt to teach - 1 Tim. 3:2

16. Holding fast the faithful word - Tit. 1:9

17. Blameless - Tit. 1:6

18. Of good report - 1 Tim. 3:7

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Qualifications of Elders’ Wife

1 Tim. 3:11

1 . Grave

2. Not a slanderer

3. Sober

4. Faithful in all things

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Selecting Elders

How do we select ?

1 Cor. 14:40 “Let all things be done decently and in order.”

Rom. 14:9 “Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.”

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Selecting Elders

The church should choose

Acts 6:3 “Look ye out, therefore, brethren, from among you seven men of good report, full of the Holy Spirit and of wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.”

Not a political office

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Selecting Elders

Matt. 18:15-17 does not apply

~ personal trespass

Selecting men who meet the qualifications

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"Setting the Church in Order"

Part II

“For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders in every city, as I had appointed thee:” Titus 1:5

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Sermon by Arthur Pigman

Evans Church of Christ

515 Gibbs Road

Evans, Ga. 30809

706-855-1249

arthurpigman@cybrtyme.com

Sunday Morning Dec. 11, 05