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Aug 05, 2012 | Wayne Holcomb

Who Gets to Lead?

Sermon Scripture: 

1 Timothy 3:1-2

English Standard Version (ESV)

Qualifications for Overseers

The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task.Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach...

Sermon Outline: 

I. Five Forms of Church Government

  A. Plurality of Elders (deacons) within Local Congregations

  B. Episcopalian Development led to Church Hierarchies

  C. Jeffersonian Democracy led to Congregational Rule

  D. Pastoral Rule hires a Protestant Pope for each Congregation

  E. Presbyterian Model elects a Board to Govern

II. Called to Lead

  A. An Important Calling (Trustworthy, Self-evident truth)

  B. A Limited Calling (Men)

  C. A Compelling Calling (Aspires, desires)

  D. A Worthy Calling (Honorable, noble)

III. Qualified to Lead

  A. Must be Above Reproach

  B. Must be a One-Woman Man

  C. Must be Serious about His Faith

  D. Must be Self-controlled

  E. Must be Respected in the Community

  F. Must be Willing to Use his Resources for the Gospel

  G. Must be Able to Apply Biblical Truth on a Personal Level

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