Sermon on the Role of Elders
This is from a lectureship at the Church of Christ in Hinesville, Georgia in August of 2013. Being a lectureship, this is longer than a regular sermon.
I was asked to speak on the Role of Elders. We can get caught up in the minutia of the qualifications and miss the larger picture.
When we step back and see what kind of man God wants in leadership, we develop a healthier understanding of the true intent behind the qualifications (1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:6-9). Like most everything else in the New Testament, the secret lies in the perpetual struggle between the fleshly and the spiritual (Romans 12:1-2).