The Elder and The Word

by Rev. William Moody
Titus 1 v5-9

Titus 1:5–9

Qualifications for Elders

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,1 and his children are believers2 and not open to the charge of debauchery or insubordination. For an overseer,3 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 sound4 doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it.

Footnotes

[1] 1:6 Or a man of one woman
[2] 1:6 Or are faithful
[3] 1:7 Or bishop; Greek episkopos
[4] 1:9 Or healthy; also verse 13

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