14 Qualifications Of An Elder – Titus 1

From my reading in Titus 1 in the One Year Bible New Testament.

In Titus 1:6-9 Paul gives us 14 qualifications of an elder.

1. Live blamelessly

An elder must live a blameless life…

2. Be Faithful to his wife

…He must be faithful to his wife…

3. Manage his household well

…and his children must be believers who don’t have a reputation for being wild or rebellious. An elder is a manager of God’s household, so he must live a blameless life.

4. Not proud

…He must not be arrogant…

5. Not quick tempered

…or quick-tempered…

6. Not a heavy drinker

…he must not be a heavy drinker…

7. Not violent

… violent…

8. Not dishonest with money

…or dishonest with money…

9. Hospitable

…Rather, he must enjoy having guests in his home…

10. Loves good

…and he must love what is good…

11. Lives wisely

…He must live wisely..

12. Acts justly

…and be just…

13. Lives a disciplined life

…He must live a devout and disciplined life…

14. Strongly believes the Word

…He must have a strong belief in the trustworthy message he was taught…

14. Is able to teach

…then he will be able to encourage others with wholesome teaching and show those who oppose it where they are wrong.

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