Conclusion: It is interesting that having just instructed those of the household of faith to have proper respect for authority in society and in the home, Paul moves into addressing leadership in the Church. It seems as if he is saying that those in leadership with in the Church should be examples to those in leadership outside the Church.
Those having places of authority in the church must be blameless, not lying under any scandal, watchful against Satan, moderate in all their actions, proving their ability to care for God’s people by keeping a Godly and well-governed household, holding the truths of the faith in a pure conscience.
Key Words: Elders & Deacons
Strong Verses: 1 Timothy 3:5,16
Striking Facts: 1 Timothy 3:16 – The mystery of Godliness is Christ. He was God manifest in the flesh (John 1:14). Being reproached as a sinner. He was raised by the Spirit and so justified. He was attended by and worshipped by angels. He is offered to the Gentiles as Savior and Redeemer. He is believed on by millions. He is exalted in glory.