This passage provides the two foundational truths that bind Christians together in their service to the Lord. Christian service must be rooted in our shared Gospel behavior and Gospel beliefs.
This text provides churches with the criteria for choosing deacons. These qualifications reflect an individual’s character over their capability.
This passage provides the church with the proper character qualifications for the office of deacon
God’s third pronouncement of judgement serves as a lesson for all. A life built on sin and vanity works against its created purpose. But a life built for the glory of God serves its created purpose and will be confirmed in the end when His glory is recognized.
This passage teaches us that God gives the gift of grace which is seen in our salvation and sanctification.
Today, we’ll consider how the overseer sets an example to the flock for healthy interpersonal relationships (vv. 4-7). This section indicates that godliness manifests itself in more than just personal life, but also in how we relate to others.
This text continues to provide churches with the proper biblical qualifications for the office of overseer. These qualifications are important because they strengthen the church and exemplify the faith to the members. Outline I. The Overseer’s Desire (v.1) II. The Overseer’s Godly Character (vv. 2-3) III. The Overseer’s Relationship with Others (vv. 4-7)
This passage provides churches with biblical qualifications for church elders. These qualifications focus on the man’s character as an example to the entire congregation for mature Christian living.