- Chapter One
THINKING BIBLICALLY - Part 2 Page
V. 6 (cont'd.)
** What is the first area of testing or qualification in the life of
His family. How singularly devoted he is to his wife and to what degree
his children have followed his ability to lead.
** In what role does the Overseer serve God? (episkopos - superintendent)
As a steward. cf. 1Corinthians 4:2 "...it is required of stewards
that one be found trustworthy..."
** What follows next is a list of five negative and six positive descriptions
of the character of the man. What are they and how do they relate:
not self-willed - but - hospitable
not quick-tempered - but - loving what is good
not addicted to wine - but - sensible
not pugnacious (fighter) - but - just
not fond of sordid gain - but - devout
...He is self-controlled
V. 9 ** What is the weapon of choice for this righteous man?
"...holding fast the faithful word which is in accordance with
** What two things does he do with the word of God?
1) "exhort in sound doctrine"
2) "refute those who contradict"
** Is this Prescribed Pattern just for Elders?
Philippians 2:14-15 "...prove yourselves to be blameless and
innocent, children of God above reproach..."
1Peter 5:1-3 "...[elders] proving to be examples to the flock."
We should imitate the elder of God!
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