• Biblcal Leadership Traits - Not a New Convert

    Masters Men: LeadershipBiblical Leadership TraitsNot a New Convert1 Tim 3:6 Definition NAU 1 Timothy 3:6 and not a new convert, so that he will not become conceited and fall into the condemnation incurred by the devil. μὴ νεόφυτον, ἵνα μὴ τυφωθεὶς εἰς κρίμα ἐμπέσῃ τοῦ διαβόλου.&ld...

  • 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.

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