Sermon Notes: Biblical Leadership (1 Timothy 3:1-15)


Biblical Leadership

1 Timothy 3:1–15


  1. Simple Application: Discernment



  1. Simple Application: Direction


1 Timothy 3:1 says, The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task.


1 Timothy 4:7 says, Have nothing to do with irreverent, silly myths. Rather train yourself for godliness.


  1. Simple Application: Gratitude


I. Character


A. Wise Judgment


i. Temperate (v. 2)

ii. Self-Controlled (v. 2)

iii. Respectable (v. 2)

iv. Not A Drunkard (v. 3)


B. Healthy Relationships


i. Not Violent but Gentle (v. 3)

ii. Not Quarrelsome (v. 3)


C. Moral Integrity


i. Husband of One Wife (v. 2)

ii. Not A Lover of Money (v. 3)


II. Competence


A. Doctrinal


B. Personal


1 Timothy 3:11 says, Their wives likewise must be dignified, not slanderers, but sober-minded, faithful in all things.


C. Spiritual


i. Pride (v. 6)


1 Timothy 3:6 says, He must not be a recent convert, or he may become puffed up with conceit and fall into the condemnation of the devil.



Proverbs 11:2 says, When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom.



ii. Bad Reputation (v. 7)


1 Timothy 3:7 says, Moreover, he must be well thought of by outsiders, so that he may not fall into disgrace, into a snare of the devil


2 Corinthians 3:5, Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God,


1 Peter 2:25 says, For you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.


Mark 10:45 says, For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

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