Godly Leadership

Spiritual leadership is a noble task which requires mature Christian character. In part 5 of 1 Timothy & Titus: Godly Life and Leadership, Pastor Dan Cox reads from 1 Timothy 3:1-13 and Titus 1:1-16.

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Study Notes

Some Context First…

These qualities of Godly leadership…

  • are not manifested perfectly in anyone
  • are not complete lists
  • are not only for elders and deacons

Godly elders are…

  • above reproach
  • faithful in marriage
  • sober-minded
  • self-controlled
  • respectable
  • hospitable
  • able to teach
  • not drunkards
  • gentle
  • peaceable
  • not lovers of money
  • good household managers
  • not recent converts
  • respected outside the church
  • humble
  • faithful to the Word

Godly deacons are…

  • dignified
  • not double-tongued
  • sober
  • not greedy
  • faithful to the faith
  • tested
  • supported by trustworthy wives
  • faithful in marriage
  • good household managers

Applying the Text

  • Are you on the road to mature Christian character?