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Qualifications for Elders- Titus 1:5-10

TITUS 1:5-10- THIS IS WHY I LEFT YOU IN CRETE, SO THAT YOU MIGHT PUT WHAT REMAINED INTO ORDER, AND APPOINT ELDERS IN EVERY TOWN AS I DIRECTED YOU- IF ANYONE IS ABOVE REPROACH, THE SPOUSE OF ONE, AND THEIR CHILDREN ARE BELIEVERS AND NOT OPEN TO THE CHARGE OF DEBAUCHERY OR INSUBORDINATION.  FOR AN OVERSEER, AS GOD’S STEWARD, MUST BE ABOVE REPROACH.  THEY MUST NOT BE ARROGANT OR QUICK-TEMPERED OR A DRUNKARD OF VIOLENT OR GREEDY FOR GAIN, BUT HOSPITABLE, A LOVER OF GOOD, SELF-CONTROLLED, UPRIGHT, HOLY, AND DISCIPLINED.  THEY MUST HOLD FIRM TO THE TRUSTWORTHY WORD AS TAUGHT, SO THAT THEY MAY BE ABLE TO GIVE INSTRUCTION IN SOUND DOCTRINE AND ALSO TO REBUKE THOSE WHO CONTRADICT IT.  FOR THERE ARE MANY WHO ARE INSUBORDINATE, EMPTY TALKERS, AND DECEIVERS.