Last week we considered the role of men and women in the local church (2:8-15). When doing so we heard Paul say that he does not "permit a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man." A natural and appropriate question to ask would be this: who then should teach or exercise authority in the local church? Paul's answer comes in the very next passage (3:1-7) were he describes the qualities that must mark a man if he is to be considered fit to carry out the noble task of shepherding the blood-bought flock of the Good Shepherd.
Shepherding God's people is a noble task reserved for qualified men in the local church.
Sermon Title: "Qualification of Elders"
Text: 1 Timothy 3:1-7
Preacher: Pastor Brandon Bellomo
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