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Other Passages on Elders

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We conclude our discussion of elders by looking at two other passages on the role, Titus 1:5–9 and 1 Timothy 5:17–25.


Titus 1:5-9

Historical context ( v 5)

Children (v 6)

Above reproach (v 7)

Teaching Competencies (v 9)

1 Timothy 5:17-25

1. “Double honor” — 5:17–18)


“Payment, stipend”

Two reasons why

1. Deut 25:4

2. Citation of Jesus (Luke 10:7)

2. How to handle charges brought against elders (5:19-21)

5:19 — (Eye)witnesses play two roles


What to do if the elder refuses to repent and continues to sin (5:20)

3. Appointing elders (5:22-25)

(5:23 is parenthetical)

Themes — 5:22a

Personal warning — 5:22b

Two scenarios

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