Gospel Centered Elders Part 2

Gospel Centered Elders Part 2

Pastor Tim Bailey

Titus 1: 7-9

Paradigm Shift: The World is FLAT

He Must NOT Be… vs. 7

  • Arrogant
  • Quick-Tempered
  • A Drunkard
  • Violent
  • Greedy

 

He MUST BE…. vs. 8

  • Hospitable
  • A lover of good
  • Self-controlled
  • Upright
  • Holy
  • Disciplined

 

He must HOLD FIRM to God’s Holy Word vs. 9

  • Give instruction in Sound Doctrine
  • Rebuke those who contradict the Word

 

Jesus is the Head of the Church

  • Matthew 16:18 I will build my Church 
  • Matthew 18:17 Tell it to the church
  • Matthew 18:20 2 or 3 gather, I am there

 

Church: ek-out of: kaleo- to Call; The Called Out

  • Pastor:   1 times in the NT
  • Elder: 21 times in the NT
  • Shepherd 15 times in the NT
  • Church 115 times

 

The Church: Founded on Pentecost

  • Acts 5:11- The first mention of the word church in Acts
  • Acts 1:15- 120 gathered in the upper room
  • Acts 2:1-4- Together and filled with Holy Spirit
  • Acts 2:41 – 3,000 added that day
  • Acts 2:42-47 – Fellowship of Believers
  • Acts 4:4 – 5,000 men in the church
  • Acts 11:22 – Church in Jerusalem
  • Acts 13:1- the church at Antioch
  • Acts 14:23- appointed elders in every church
    • With Prayer and Fasting
    • Committed to the Lord

 

1 Peter 2: 1-10 - You are a Holy Priesthood

1 Timothy 2:5 - Jesus; One mediator 

 

ELDER – Denotes Dignity and was a Jewish term

OVERSEER – Denotes Function and was a Greek term

Two words seen as the same.

 

Elder Boards are creations of man to lead a church beyond the size that God intended by introducing secular business practices in to the church without regard for scripture.

We are all Ministers of the Gospel.

Led by fellow Ministers designated as leaders of the church,

often called Elders, Shepherds, Pastors, and Bishops.

 

1 Peter 5: 1-11 – Peter was the Elder/Overseer in Jerusalem

  • Shepherd of God’s flock
  • Serving as an Overseer 
Jake Mondragon