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Pastor Brent identifies three qualifications of an elder to equip the local church to raise up future elders to lead God’s church.
In Titus 1:5 the Apostle Paul directs Titus to appoint elders in every church. These men were to be the leaders of the church that taught sound doctrine and modeled godly living. The question for every local church is, “How do we identify these men?” Or we could also say, “How does God reveal the men whom He has called to be elders?”
In Titus chapter 1, the Apostle Paul gives Titus a set of qualifications to be an elder. Men are to be examined in the local church in the light of these qualifications to test their spiritual character and fitness to serve in this role.
These men must set the example. They must be the Godly men. The spiritual qualities found in the list of qualifications are the same for all believers. However, men qualified to be elders must display spiritual maturity in these areas, men who stand out in the congregation as the Godly men in the church.
In this message, Pastor Brent identifies the first three qualifications to be an elder.