Jun 07, 2016
By: Bo Noonan
In Titus pt. 3 Bo Noonan tackles the qualifications of an elder.
Continuing with the letter's thesis of "truth that leads to godliness", Paul instucts Titus to appoint elders. He gives specific instruction on what to look for; men who are walking in godliness. He gives a character description, not a job description.
These character traits are not reserved for elders, they are to be modeled by the elders to that others are able to follow their lead.
This is why I left you in Crete, so that you might put what remained into order, and appoint elders in every town as I directed you— if anyone is above reproach, the husband of one wife, and his children are believers and not open to the charge of debauchery or insubordination. For an overseer, as God's steward, must be above reproach. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered or a drunkard or violent or greedy for gain, but hospitable, a lover of good, self-controlled, upright, holy, and disciplined. He must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it. Titus 1:5-9
Are there any areas of your life that may disqualify you? Who do you need to confess to? Who can help you grow in these areas?