To Timothy – Part 3
June 28, 2020
To Timothy, Part 3 – The Character of a Leader 6/28/20 Speaker: Dean Johnson
1 Timothy 3: 1-15
The of the leader is more important than title or structure
Paul described the characteristics for leaders so that would know how to conduct themselves in God’s
Be above reproach. Character that can’t be.
Faithful/Husband of one wife is about not marital status
Temperate – How you . Self- controlled – how you
Respectable – modest, not . Hospitable – what you have
Able to teach – sharing the .
Not given to drunkenness – not a prohibition against , against getting drunk.
Not violent but gentle – not for a fight. Not quarrelsome – not .
Not a lover of money – not greedy.
“Sin will take you farther than you want to go, keep you longer than you want to stay, and cost you more than you want to pay.”
He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him – In spite of or of your leadership?
He must not be a recent convert, or he may become conceited and fall under the same judgment as the devil. – share your faith, involve
He must also have a good reputation with outsiders, so that he will not fall into disgrace and into the devil’s trap – those outside of the church know your
They must keep hold of the deep truths of the faith with a clear conscience – know the Word, study the Word, to the Word.
“Church” = Ekklesia = a gathering of people for a specific purpose.
Rules are , not a condition, of a relationship with God.