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  • 1. Percy Spencer
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  • 4. Titus 1:5-9 The Straight Goods on Elders
    • v.5
    • Multiple Elders the norm
    • Elders give spiritual leadership to the church
  • 5. Titus 1:5-9 The Straight Goods on Elders
    • Four different qualifications
    • Good family relationships (v.6)
    • Avoiding certain things (v.7)
    • Doing other things (v.8)
    • Being able to teach (v.9)
  • 6. Titus 1:5-9 The Straight Goods on Elders
    • Being blameless…
    • Technical definition
    • Not chargeable with some offense
  • 7. Titus 1:5-9 The Straight Goods on Elders
    • Being blameless…
    • Practical definition
    • No obvious reason to accuse someone of living inconsistently with their faith commitments
  • 8. Titus 1:5-9 The Straight Goods on Elders
    • “ husband of but one wife”
    • Male, likely married
    • A “one woman man”
    • If children, then normal in tempermant
  • 9. Titus 1:5-9 The Straight Goods on Elders
    • Things to avoid (v.7)
    • Overbearing – pleasing himself
    • Quick tempered – controlled temper
    • Drunkenness – drunk or wild behavior
    • Violent – striking out
    • Dishonest gain – taking advantage
  • 10. Titus 1:5-9 The Straight Goods on Elders
    • Things to do (v.8)
    • Hospitable – opening home and heart
    • Loves good – virtue and goodness
    • Self-controlled – subdue damaging behavior
  • 11. Titus 1:5-9 The Straight Goods on Elders
    • Things to do (v.8)
    • Upright – following God’s law
    • Holy – devout, piety
    • Disciplined – rigorous in growth
  • 12. Titus 1:5-9 The Straight Goods on Elders
    • Teaching Well (v.9)
    • Holding firm – doctrine and theology
    • Sound doctrine – by word and example
    • Refute others – before they sink
  • 13. Hebrews 13:17 Obey your leaders and submit to their authority. They keep watch over you as men who must give an account. Obey them so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no advantage to you.