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Titus 1:5-16
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Qualifications for Elders

5This 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— 6if anyone is above reproach, the husband of one wife,3 and his children are believers4 and not open to the charge of debauchery or insubordination. 7For an overseer,5 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, 8but hospitable, a lover of good, self-controlled, upright, holy, and disciplined. 9He must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound6 doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it.

10For there are many who are insubordinate, empty talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision party.7 11They must be silenced, since they are upsetting whole families by teaching for shameful gain what they ought not to teach. 12One of the Cretans,8 a prophet of their own, said, “Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons.”9 13This testimony is true. Therefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith, 14not devoting themselves to Jewish myths and the commands of people who turn away from the truth. 15To the pure, all things are pure, but to the defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure; but both their minds and their consciences are defiled. 16They profess to know God, but they deny him by their works. They are detestable, disobedient, unfit for any good work.

Footnotes

  • 3 1:6 Or a man of one woman
  • 4 1:6 Or are faithful
  • 5 1:7 Or bishop; Greek episkopos
  • 6 1:9 Or healthy; also verse 13
  • 7 1:10 Or especially those of the circumcision
  • 8 1:12 Greek One of them
  • 9 1:12 Probably from Epimenides of Crete
Displaying 1-9 of 9 sermons for this passage.

The Shepherd Who Preaches

Titus 1:9 Sermon 47:19 ID: GS1041

A Religious Problem

Titus 1:10–16 Sermon Includes Transcript 45:35 ID: 2872

Elders — Part One

Titus 1:5–9 Sermon Includes Transcript 44:09 ID: 2870

Elders — Part Two

Titus 1:5–9 Sermon Includes Transcript 29:55 ID: 2871

Shepherding as a Lay-Elder

Titus 1:5–11 Sermon 53:05 ID: GS987

Leadership in the Church

Titus 1:5 Sermon 34:45 ID: 2586

False Teachers

Titus 1:10–16 Sermon 26:45 ID: 1597

The Qualification of Elders

Titus 1:6–9 Sermon 44:09 ID: 1595

The Nature and Necessity of Elders

Titus 1:5–9 Sermon 45:40 ID: 1593

Displaying 1-2 of 2 series for this passage.

Get It Right!, Volume 1

Titus 1:1–2:4 Series ID: 15603

The Kingdom of God, Volume 2

Matthew 1:1 – Revelation 22:21 Series ID: 26802