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Mar 13, 11 am our overseers 1tim 3.1 7

  1. 2. Our Overseers 1Timothy 3:1-7
  2. 3. From Miletus he sent to Ephesus and called to him the elders of the church. Acts 20:17
  3. 4. Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers , to shepherd  the church of God which He purchased with His own blood. Acts 20:28
  4. 5. 1 Therefore, I exhort the elders among you, as your fellow elder and witness of the sufferings of Christ, and a partaker also of the glory that is to be revealed, 2 shepherd  the flock of God among you, exercising oversight  not under compulsion, but voluntarily, according to the will of God; and not for sordid gain, but with eagerness; 1Peter 5:1-2
  5. 6. For this reason I left you in Crete, that you would set in order what remains and appoint  elders in every city as I directed you, Titus 1:5
  6. 7. for the  overseer must be above reproach as God's steward, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, not addicted to wine, not pugnacious, not fond of sordid gain, Titus 1:7
  7. 8. Elder bishop/overseer shepherd/pastor All refer to the same man/office
  8. 9. Their Work: Elder – counseling, teaching Overseer – supervising Pastor – feeding, tending
  9. 10. Must be: Not should be Not could be Not would be
  10. 11. Spiritual life Family life Church life Community life Must be:
  11. 12. What now? Look Identify Examine Suggest Appoint
  12. 13. Don’t forget to Pray!

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