From Pastor Perry

04/27/2018 Titus 1:5-10

Titus 1:5–10 (ESV)

Qualifications for Elders

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

 

As I mentioned in Timothy, many people seek and desire to become a pastor.  The job is much different than what people think.  Dealing with people’s problems is a real downer.  It is great to see people plow through trials, but it hurts to see people stumble and fall in their trials.  Paul gives us some qualifications for pastors in today’s reading.  It begins by stating “If anyone is above reproach…”   This is humbling to any pastor.  We live in a glass house where everyone is watching not only my actions but the actions of my wife and children.  The whole family is under the spotlight.  So, it is not just the character of the pastor, but also his family and how he conducts himself.  We have to be able to work under fire.  Pastors get blamed for everything that goes wrong.

  

I pray: Jesus, protect pastors and their families from the assaults of both Satan and false teachers.  Help pastors to lead their families to keep their eyes focused on Christ.  Amen.

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