Pastor Shaun is preaching on Titus this month and the first Chapter has the qualifications of an Elder. But the most important part of Pastor Shaun’s message is that most of these qualifications – we as Christians should strive to have the same attributes.
Here is a list of them: Titus 1: 6 > 9 – an elder must be:
- Faithful to his wife,
- A man whose children believe and are not open to the charge of being wild and disobedient.
- An overseer manages God’s household
- He must be blameless—not overbearing
- Not quick-tempered
- Not given to drunkenness
- Not violent
- Not pursuing dishonest gain
- He must be hospitable
- One who loves what is good
- Who is self-controlled,
- He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it.
As you read this list – you can see that most of these can pertain to all of us… During Pastor Shaun’s message he talked about the Movie “Do You Believe” and it has a section where someone is going on trial for sharing his faith. Then the question comes up “If you were ever convicted of being a Christian – Would there be enough evidence to convict you?” WOW – what a powerful question!!!!!!!!!!!! You need to watch this movie..
When you look at the Attributes above from the Book of Titus – this would be a great area to start to determine if you would be convicted of being a Christian. I have to tell you that I personally will have to be praying for a few of these items that Christ can work through me to accomplish them. My hope is that if I am on Trial — I will be found Guilty…
So where do you stand on these qualifications?
Do you need to work on a few of them?
But the Biggest Question is – will you be found Guilty of being a Christian?
The Song “We Believe” from the News Boys is played during this Movie trailer and it has a powerful message… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjZ01FcK0yk