Elders who rule well.

1Ti 517-25; 1Th 5:12-13; Deu 25:4; 19:15-20; 1Co 9:9-14; 2Co 13:1; Mat 18:15-17; 1Ti 3:2-7.

1TIM-15-201213 - length: 65:29 - taught on Dec, 13 2020

Class Outline:

John Farley
Pastor Teacher
December 13, 2020

Elders who rule well

1TI 5:17-25

He next turns his attention to the elders.

The duty of elders is to rule, and to preach and teach.

1TH 5:12-13

time (tee-may'); a value, i.e. money paid; by analogy, esteem.

The context makes it clear that this refers to compensation or wages.
(Verse 18)

1TI 5:18

DEU 25:4

1CO 9:9-14

The Lord expects those who benefit spiritually from the ministry of elders,

and preachers and teachers particularly, to adequately compensate them.

1TI 5:19-20

Timothy had to hold a court case to determine guilt or innocence.

DEU 19:15-20

2CO 13:1

1TI 5:20

The purpose of discipline is to convince a person to stop sinning.

If mild discipline does not work, more severe discipline must follow.

MAT 18:15-17

There comes a time when the sinner must be rebuked in front of the congregation.

But what sins are in view in 1 Tim 5:19-20?

So it must be referring to serious sin that an elder persists in even after being warned in private.

What are those standards?

1TI 3:2-7

Heresy, greed, drunkenness, and sexual sin (adultery in particular).

1TI 5:21-22

He cannot be biased: He can’t pre-judge the case before hearing all the evidence.

He cannot be partial - a respecter of persons.

i.e., influenced by personal relationships, or favoring the rich and powerful.

Don’t short-circuit the process. Carefully evaluate each candidate.

1TI 5:23-25

Drinking wine for one’s ailments is a far cry from being addicted to wine.

It’s not always easy to spot defects in a man’s character.