Biblical Eldership, Pt. 2: Who Can Be an Elder?

“If any one the _____________________ doth long for, a right work he desireth.” (1 Tim. 3:1, YLT)

Luke 22:25-27

Q__________________________ Leadership – 1 Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:6-9

Three broad c____________________:

  1. M_________________ & S______________________ Character
    1. M___________________ and S__________________ P________________
    2. S__________ – C_________________________
    3. H__________________________
    4. F___________________________ I____________________
      1. I Timothy 6:10
      2. An elder needs to model B­­­­­­iblical g________________ in support of the church he serves.
    5. S_____________________ M______________________
    6. Proven G________________ C_______________________
  2. A____________________
    1. Able to manage _________________________ well
    2. Able to provide a ____________________ to follow
    3. Able to __________________ and ___________________ the faith
  3. Spiritual M__________________________ for the Task
    1. Love for __________________ … and _________ ________________

It is impossible to fulfill the Great C_________________________ without first obeying the Great C_______________________________.

1 Peter 5:2, John 13:1-17, Philippians 2:5-10

  1. Moved by the _______________ ___________________ to serve

One final (somewhat controversial) requirement…  ________________.

Summary:

There is only One S______________________ and One H________________ – and it’s not _________!

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