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.
God contrasts the life of the proud person with the life of the righteous. The righteous man’s faith in God functions as an anchor for his life even in the midst of the trials.
This passage introduces us to the nature and qualifications of the office of elder. This is important because a biblical eldership is vital to every Christian’s spiritual growth and maturity.
This passage points women in the church towards a gospel-centered heart that leads to gospel-centered behavior.