God's Call and Qualifications for Elders

1.  God's call to serve in a biblical eldership is an important, limited, compelling, responsible, worthy and demanding call.   1 Timothy 3:1


2.  Elders must be qualified for the office.

A.  They must be above reproach.  1 Timothy 3:2

B.  They must be the husband of one wife.  1 Timothy 3:2

C.  They must be temperate.  1 Timothy 3:2

D.  They must be self-controlled.  1 Timothy 3:2

E.  They must be respectable.  1 Timothy 3:2

F.  They must be hospitable.  1 Timothy 3:2

G. They must be able to teach.  1 Timothy 3:2

H.  They must not be addicted to wine.  1 Timothy 3:3

I.  They must not be pugnacious.  1 Timothy 3:3

J.  They must be gentle.  1 Timothy 3:3

K. They must be peaceable.  1 Timothy 3:3

L. They must be free from the love of money. 1 Timothy 3:3

M. They must manage their households well.  1 Timothy 3:4-5

N.  They must not be new converts.  1 Timothy 3:6

O.  They must have a good reputation with those outside the church. 1 Timothy 3:7


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