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  • Biblcal Leadership Traits - Manages His Household Well

    Masters Men: LeadershipBiblical Leadership TraitsManages His Own Household Well1 Timothy 3:4-5; Titus 1:6; 1 Timothy 3:12 Definitions 1 Timothy 3:4-5. I have chosen “manages his own household well” from 1 Tim 3:4,5 to identify what apparently is one trait described with three separate but related statements; two pertaining to the elder and one to the deacon. The focus is on being a father specifically and a manager of the family generally.

  • Must Every Sermon Get to Christ? Luke 24

    Learning from Jesus Along the Emmaus RoadLuke 24:25-27The account of Luke 24:13-35 may be summarized as follows: On the day of Jesus’ resurrection Cleopas and one other person were traveling from Jerusalem to Emmaus, a village located about 7 miles from Jerusalem. As they conversed about the crucifixion and empty tomb events, Jesus joined them on their journey; however, the two travelers did not recognize him. When this stranger asked what they were talking about, they recounted the Jerusa...

  • Biblical Leadership Traits - Not a Lover of Money

    Masters Men: LeadershipBiblical Leadership TraitsFree from the Love of Money1 Timothy 3:3; Titus 1:7; 1 Timothy 3:8 DefinitionThis is a straight up concept. The KJV and the NKJ have “not covetous”. However, most translations give the literal rendering which is “not a lover of money” (ἀ φιλ άργυρος).

  • Biblical Leadership Traits - Uncontentious

    Masters Men: LeadershipBiblical Leadership TraitsUncontentious1 Timothy 3:3 DefinitionThe other versions translate “not quarrelsome” (ESV, RSV, NIV, NKJ) while the KJV is “not a brawler”. It is the word ἄμαχος that literally means not a fighter whether an individual fight (macon) or with an army as in a battle (mach). It is only used here and in NAS Titus 3:2 to malign no one, to be uncontentious, gentle, showing every consideration f...

  • Biblical Leadership Traits - Gentle

    Masters Men: LeadershipBiblical Leadership TraitsGentle1 Timothy 3:3 DefinitionThese next three traits are apparently in stark contrast to the last qualifications - “but” (ἀλλὰ) – or perhaps directly in contrast to the “pugnacious” (violent) requirement.“Gentle” (ἐπιεικής) is built on two words - epi meaning “upon” and eikoj meaning “without cause, or reason” [see NAS Romans 13:4 for it is a minister of God to you for good. But if you do what is evil, be afraid; for it does not bear th...

  • Biblical Leadership Traits - Not Pugnacious

    Masters Men: LeadershipBiblical Leadership TraitsNot Pugnacious1 Timothy 3:3; Titus 1:7 DefinitionPugnacious is not exactly a household word in today’s English. Many other translations have “not violent” (NIV, ESV, RSV, NKJ) while the KJV has “no striker”. It even sounds bad in the Greek – mh πλήκτης.

  • Biblical Leadership Traits - Not Addicted to Wine

    Masters Men: LeadershipBiblical Leadership TraitsNot Addicted to Wine1 Timothy 3:3; Titus 1:7; 1 Timothy 3:8 Definition“Not addicted to wine” is a translation of the negative (μὴ) plus the word - pa,roinoj. Literally the idea is: not someone who sits long beside (para) the wine (oinoj). The term appears only these two times.However, similar language is employed to lay out the requirement for deacons to not be “addicted to much wine” (μὴ οἴνῳ π&omi...