Percy Spencer
 
 
Titus 1:5-9 The Straight Goods on Elders <ul><li>v.5 </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple Elders the norm </li></ul><ul><li>Elders g...
Titus 1:5-9 The Straight Goods on Elders <ul><li>Four different qualifications </li></ul><ul><li>Good family relationships...
Titus 1:5-9 The Straight Goods on Elders <ul><li>Being blameless… </li></ul><ul><li>Technical definition </li></ul><ul><li...
Titus 1:5-9 The Straight Goods on Elders <ul><li>Being blameless… </li></ul><ul><li>Practical definition </li></ul><ul><li...
Titus 1:5-9 The Straight Goods on Elders <ul><li>“ husband of but one wife” </li></ul><ul><li>Male, likely married </li></...
Titus 1:5-9 The Straight Goods on Elders <ul><li>Things to avoid (v.7) </li></ul><ul><li>Overbearing – pleasing himself </...
Titus 1:5-9 The Straight Goods on Elders <ul><li>Things to do (v.8) </li></ul><ul><li>Hospitable – opening home and heart ...
Titus 1:5-9 The Straight Goods on Elders <ul><li>Things to do (v.8) </li></ul><ul><li>Upright – following God’s law </li><...
Titus 1:5-9 The Straight Goods on Elders <ul><li>Teaching Well (v.9) </li></ul><ul><li>Holding firm – doctrine and theolog...
Hebrews 13:17  Obey your leaders and submit to their authority. They keep watch over you as men who must give an account. ...
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Elders

  1. 1. Percy Spencer
  2. 4. Titus 1:5-9 The Straight Goods on Elders <ul><li>v.5 </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple Elders the norm </li></ul><ul><li>Elders give spiritual leadership to the church </li></ul>
  3. 5. Titus 1:5-9 The Straight Goods on Elders <ul><li>Four different qualifications </li></ul><ul><li>Good family relationships (v.6) </li></ul><ul><li>Avoiding certain things (v.7) </li></ul><ul><li>Doing other things (v.8) </li></ul><ul><li>Being able to teach (v.9) </li></ul>
  4. 6. Titus 1:5-9 The Straight Goods on Elders <ul><li>Being blameless… </li></ul><ul><li>Technical definition </li></ul><ul><li>Not chargeable with some offense </li></ul>
  5. 7. Titus 1:5-9 The Straight Goods on Elders <ul><li>Being blameless… </li></ul><ul><li>Practical definition </li></ul><ul><li>No obvious reason to accuse someone of living inconsistently with their faith commitments </li></ul>
  6. 8. Titus 1:5-9 The Straight Goods on Elders <ul><li>“ husband of but one wife” </li></ul><ul><li>Male, likely married </li></ul><ul><li>A “one woman man” </li></ul><ul><li>If children, then normal in tempermant </li></ul>
  7. 9. Titus 1:5-9 The Straight Goods on Elders <ul><li>Things to avoid (v.7) </li></ul><ul><li>Overbearing – pleasing himself </li></ul><ul><li>Quick tempered – controlled temper </li></ul><ul><li>Drunkenness – drunk or wild behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Violent – striking out </li></ul><ul><li>Dishonest gain – taking advantage </li></ul>
  8. 10. Titus 1:5-9 The Straight Goods on Elders <ul><li>Things to do (v.8) </li></ul><ul><li>Hospitable – opening home and heart </li></ul><ul><li>Loves good – virtue and goodness </li></ul><ul><li>Self-controlled – subdue damaging behavior </li></ul>
  9. 11. Titus 1:5-9 The Straight Goods on Elders <ul><li>Things to do (v.8) </li></ul><ul><li>Upright – following God’s law </li></ul><ul><li>Holy – devout, piety </li></ul><ul><li>Disciplined – rigorous in growth </li></ul>
  10. 12. Titus 1:5-9 The Straight Goods on Elders <ul><li>Teaching Well (v.9) </li></ul><ul><li>Holding firm – doctrine and theology </li></ul><ul><li>Sound doctrine – by word and example </li></ul><ul><li>Refute others – before they sink </li></ul>
  11. 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.

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