TITLE: Disqualifications (4th in a series of 5)
TEXT: 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1
PROPOSITION: God did not give us a list of disqualifications for pastors.
KEY WORD: Disqualifications
1. We make qualifications into legalities.
2. Interested in rules not character.
3. Focus on believing children - sing. or plural?
4. Most cannot name five other qualifications.
5. We have turned the qualifications into disqual.
6. God does not look for angels. Men are pastors.
Not perfect - qualities must be present to a degree - these are relative terms.
1. Blameless - above petiness, not a question mark
2. Husband of one wife - How is he at home?
3. Vigilant - alert, watching, growing, "not in a rut"
4. Sober - sober, fair-thinking
5. Good behavior - courtesy, politeness, not manipulate
6. Hospitable - lover of men
7. Not given to wine - have good habits
8. No striker (brawler) - not contentious
9. Apt to teach - know the Bible, student of Word
10. Not covetous - attitude toward money and things
11. Faithful children - not number; quality of leadership
12. No novice -
Novice = zeal, talent, ego
Not novice = knowledge, wisdom, ability
13. Patient - gentle, understanding
14. Good report from without - attitude of community
15. Not soon angry - not a "hot head", no outbursts
16. Just - not partial, not prejudiced
17. Holy - separated for God's work
18. Temperate - moderate, not radical, not party spirit
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