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Summary: A word study dealing with the Biblical 1) Qualifications 2) Calling and 3) Ministry of the pastor.

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The Biblical Preacher

TEXT: I Corinthians 14:3 But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort.

I. His Qualifications (I Timothy 3:1-6)

1 This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.

2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;

3 Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;

4 One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity;

5 (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)

6 Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil.

7 Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.

Titus 1:6-9

6 If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly.

7 For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre;

8 But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate;

9 Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.

A. Desire-2 Greek words are used

--1. oregomai- to stretch oneself, i.e. reach out after (long for):-covet after, desire

--2. epithumeo- covet, desire, lust (after)

B. Blameless-anepileptos, literally “not arrested…i.e., not of prior guilt

C. Husband of one wife-one mia, one or first, i.e., the husband of his first wife

D. Vigilant-nephaleos, circumspect (judicious, sensible and prudent)

E. Sober-sophron, self-controlled, discreet, sober, temperate

F. Of Good Behaviour-kosmios, orderly, with decorum (etiquette and politeness)

G. Given to Hospitality-philoxenos, fond of guests

H. Apt to Teach-didaktikos, instructive

I. Not Given to Wine-me paroinos, one who does not even linger near wine, much less partake thereof

J. No Striker-me plektes, not quarrelsome, especially a physical fighter

K. Not Greedy of Filthy Lucre-me aischrokerdes, not greedy of sordid (filthy or unsavory) gain

L. Patient-epieikes, appropriate, gentle, and mild

M. Not a Brawler-amachos, literally “not macho” i.e., peaceable

N. Not Covetous-aphilarguros, without covetousness, especially in regard to money

O. Ruleth Well His Own House-ruleth well-proistemi kalos, maintain his family well

P. Not a Novice-neophutos, literally “newly planted”, or actually a new convert or inexperienced Christian

Q. Moreover…a Good Report-kai marturian kalon, Literally “Above all, he must, must, must have a good testimony” i.e., by those outside the church

R. Children Not Accused of Riot or Unruly (Titus 1:6)-riot-asotia, literally “not saved”, unsavedness; unruly-anupotaktos, insubordinate and disobedient

S. Steward (Titus 1:7)-oikonomos, a manager

T. Not Selfwilled (Titus 1:7)-me authades, literally “not arrogant”


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