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  • The Elder And His Community

    Contributed by Jeffery Anselmi on Sep 12, 2001
    based on 38 ratings
     | 2,115 views

    The Elder needs to be above reproach in his commumity

    INTRODUCTION Last week we looked at the relationship that the Elder is to have with his family, this week we will look at an area that is also very important to consider when deciding on who to elect as church leaders. Paul says that it is a good thing to desire to be an Elder in God’s ...read more

  • Qualities Of An Effective Leader Series

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Jul 8, 2010
    based on 2 ratings
     | 5,417 views

    To be an effective leader people can trust, we must be above reproach in our marriages, minds and manner.

    The preacher was wired for sound with a lapel mike, and as he preached, he moved briskly about the platform, jerking the mike cord as he went. Then he moved to one side, getting wound up in the cord and nearly tripping before jerking it again. After several circles and jerks, a little girl in ...read more

  • Lesson 14: To Walk Properly Toward Those Who Are Outside Series

    Contributed by John Lowe on Oct 15, 2018
     | 604 views

    Paul said that those who are appointed to an office in the church should “have a good report of them which are without” - that is, we who are believers and name the name of Jesus should live a life above reproach.

    9/1/18 Tom Lowe Lesson 14: To Walk Properly Toward those who are Outside (1 Thessalonians 4:12) Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 4:12 (NIV) “so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody.” Introduction: In 1 Timothy 3:7 Paul said that those ...read more

  • The Qualifications & Responsibilities Of Pastors Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on May 8, 2014
    based on 4 ratings
     | 9,181 views

    Paul reminds Titus of his mission on Crete. He was to solidify a witness for Jesus Christ by appointing leaders. All church leaders are to meet the standards set forth here & guide others to greater maturity in their relationship with Christ.

  • How Can The Lord Help You Handle Prolonged Disputes?

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 28 ratings
     | 1,432 views

    Keep your attitude, thoughts and lifestyle calm and above reproach. Paul writes, "Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Then, whether I come and see you or only hear about you in my absence, I will know that you

    What are some of the Biblical guidelines for handling controversies? 1. Keep your attitude, thoughts and lifestyle calm and above reproach. Paul writes, "Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Then, whether I come and see you or only hear about you in my ...read more

  • Standing Strong Against Evil

    Contributed by Kerry Haynes on Feb 28, 2016
    based on 4 ratings
     | 4,068 views

    It’s not enough to rely on our saved status as Christians. We need to cooperate with the Holy Spirit in fleeing temptation, in battling temptation, in staying above reproach. We can learn from the mistakes of our ancestors, the ancient Israelites.

    1 Corinthians 10:1-13 Standing Strong Against Evil Last week we looked at how Jesus withstood temptation from Satan in the wilderness. Today we follow up with a related passage from the Apostle Paul, encouraging us to stand strong against evil. Someone once wrote, “Learning from your ...read more

  • First Things First

    Contributed by A.t. Stewart on Jul 20, 2004
    based on 7 ratings
     | 1,339 views

    What is the first thing one must do to insure his or her spiritual growth? Paul told Titus something that may surprise you.

    FIRST THINGS FIRST Titus 1:1-5 Jesus said in the Sermon on the Mount, “Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect,” (Matt. 5:48). That’s a rather tall order, ...read more

  • Above - Pt. 2 - Above Below Series

    Contributed by Steve Ely on Jul 7, 2011
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,333 views

    Catch your balance. Steady yourself. Above is supposed to describe us. Don’t look down . . . DON’T LIVE DOWN!

    Above Pt. 2 – Above Below I. Introduction Above. As I mentioned last week there are certain meanings that come to mind instantly. Above . . . perspective, looking down on, higher than. Above . . . prominence and higher in order. Above . . . distance. Above speaks to perspective and ...read more

  • Sound Doctrine Requires Sound Elders Series

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Jul 4, 2001
    based on 57 ratings
     | 1,406 views

    APPOINT QUALIFIED ELDERS WHO CAN TEACH AND DEFEND SOUND DOCTRINE

    BIG IDEA: APPOINT QUALIFIED ELDERS WHO CAN TEACH AND DEFEND SOUND DOCTRINE I. (:5) NEED FOR ELDERS A. Sometimes The Way to Get Ahead is to be Left Behind "For this reason I left you in Crete" B. Orderliness is Next to Godliness "that you might set in order what remains" C. Plurality ...read more

  • Blameless Series

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Jan 29, 2001
    based on 57 ratings
     | 1,941 views

    Second in a series on shepherding/mentoring in the church.

    Sermon for 1/21/2001 Blameless, above reproach 1 Timothy 3:2; Titus 1:6 Introduction: One of the powerful figures in Wall Street fell in love with an actress. For many months he was always seen escorting her about in the fashionable circles of town. Deciding to marry her, he first put a ...read more

  • Being Blameless

    Contributed by Stephen Fournier on Aug 28, 2002
    based on 14 ratings
     | 2,837 views

    Titus 1:6

    BEING BLAMELESS TITUS 1:6 This morning I would like begin my sermon by telling you somewhat of a tragic story. There was once this elderly women named Wilma. Now Wilma loved her pet dog very much. One day Wilma awoke to find her dog on the ground not moving and a little stiff. She ...read more

  • The Leaders' Reputation - (Part 4 Of 7) Series

    Contributed by Joel Santos on Sep 23, 2004
    based on 23 ratings
     | 2,833 views

    Paul sets before us a worthy goal-which most of us will work on for a lifetime

    1. Above reproach 1 Timothy 3:2 This phrase serves as a general summary of all the character qualities a leader should have. The Greek word describes a garment without any "folds." When applied to personal character, it means that leader must be free from any secret or hidden pockets of ...read more

  • Qualities Of A Leader In God's Church Series

    Contributed by Jeffery Anselmi on Oct 15, 2004
    based on 35 ratings
     | 7,778 views

    This is message one on leadership in my When God Builds A Church series based on Bob Russell’s book by the same title

    INTRODUCTION „X The trouble with being a leader today is that you can’t be sure whether people are following you or chasing you. http://www.christianglobe.com/Illustrations/theDetails.asp?whichOne=l&whichFile=leadership „X Today we are going to look at the first of two sermons on leadership in ...read more

  • Quality Of Potential Leaders

    Contributed by Ruel Camia on Apr 15, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 895 views

    Text says that anyone who desires guardianship desires a fine/good work a. 2 words for good: agathos - upright, just ; kalos - fine, beautiful, honorable b. Kalos is what is used. It is an HONORABLE work (not a position) he desires It is fol

    Title: Identifying Potential Shepherds Purpose: To motivate the church to encourage potential leaders Intro: Jorge Rodrigez - Meanest most ornery bandit on Texas Mexican border Raided banks and race back to Mexico could never catch him Assigned best Texas Ranger who caught up to him ...read more

  • The Qualities Of A Leader Series

    Contributed by Jeffery Anselmi on Feb 22, 2007
    based on 6 ratings
     | 2,748 views

    When God builds a church, it will have leaders who are the type of men God would approve of. This is a revamp of a sermon from 3 years ago.

    INTRODUCTION • SLIDE #1  The trouble with being a leader today is that you can’t be sure whether people are following you or chasing you. http://www.christianglobe.com/Illustrations/theDetails.asp?whichOne=l&whichFile=leadership  As we continue with our “When God Builds a ...read more