1 Timothy 3:1–15
- Simple Application: Discernment
- 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.
- Simple Application: Gratitude
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)
1 Timothy 3:11 says, Their wives likewise must be dignified, not slanderers, but sober-minded, faithful in all things.
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.”