Homerton Baptist Church
Evening Service (220619)
  • Hymn 566 - Be Still
  • Hymn 577 - THE CHURCH'S ONE FOUNDATION
      • 1 Timothy 3.1-3HLYBBLOTNT1895

      • 1 Timothy 3.4-6HLYBBLOTNT1895

      • 1 Timothy 3.7HLYBBLOTNT1895

      • 1 Peter 5.1-2HLYBBLOTNT1895

      • 1 Peter 5.3-5HLYBBLOTNT1895

      • 1 Peter 5.6HLYBBLOTNT1895

  • Order of Service

    Welcome

    Prayer

    Hymn -

    Notices

    Main Prayer

    Hymn -

    Reading

    1 Timothy 3:1–7 ESV
    The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task. Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive, for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God’s church? He must not be a recent convert, or he may become puffed up with conceit and fall into the condemnation of the devil. Moreover, he must be well thought of by outsiders, so that he may not fall into disgrace, into a snare of the devil.
    1 Peter 5:1–6 ESV
    So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed: shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly; not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock. And when the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory. Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you,

    Sermon

    Office & Gifts

    Ephesians 4:11 ESV
    And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers,
    Differentiate between “Office” (Elders & Deacons) and “Gifts”
    Foundational Gifts
    Apostles - 12 & Paul (equal to Old Testament Prophets)
    Prophets
    Prophetic books (Old Testament)
    Early Church Prophets (New Testament not yet written)
    Served Local congregations
    Worked alongside Apostlesspoke as the Holy Spirit enabled
    1 Corinthians 14:29 ESV
    Let two or three prophets speak, and let the others weigh what is said.
    1 Thessalonians 5:20–21 ESV
    Do not despise prophecies, but test everything; hold fast what is good.
    Return...
    Ephesians 4:11 ESV
    And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers,
    Evangelists - Travelling Missionaries (Philip Evangelist Deacon)
    Gifts for the Local Church:
    Shepherds & Teachers
    1 Corinthians 12:28 ESV
    And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, helping, administrating, and various kinds of tongues.
    Again we see the gifts outlined

    Qualifications for Overseers

    1 Timothy 3:1 ESV
    The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task.
    Overseer / Elder - Paul uses the words interchangably
    Overseer - Care & Portection
    The Theological Dictionary of the New Testament ἐπισκοπή

    enquiry,” “investigation,” “examination

    Elder - Scribes
    presbyteros - presbyter - Pastor
    Younger - New / Fresh / Youthful
    Paul upholds honour for Elders
    1 Timothy 5:17 ESV
    Let the elders who rule well be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in preaching and teaching.
    Peter also establishes teaching on Elders
    1 Peter 5:1–2 ESV
    So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed: shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly;
    return...
    1 Timothy 3:1 ESV
    The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task.
    High Risk / Sacrifical
    Persecution
    Attacks from False Teachers
    Do not look down upon the overseer
    Let no one dispise him because he does not have ALL the special gifts
    The Office should seek the man, not the man the office
    Paul often speaks against Sinful Ambition
    Paul does not here praise “aspiration” but rather the “task”
    Noble work:
    Acts 20:28 ESV
    Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood.

    Behaviour to Others: Publically in Keeping with Christian Teaching

    1 Timothy 3:2–3 ESV
    Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money.
    Above Reproach (list defines the meaning)
    Not to be confused with Sinless
    Not Subject to the need for Church Discipline
    When accusations are made:
    he is found to be without blame when using an appropriate and reasonable investiagtion and assessment of evidence
    Behaviour around Christians
    husband of one wife - man of one woman (one woman man) - prohibits promiscuity and homosexuality
    sober-minded - “sober”
    self-controlled - “of sound mind” - rational, discretion, modesty, wisdom
    respectable - “moral”
    hospitable
    When visiting Christians meet him does he present as a Christian should?
    Is he a good example of a Christian to other Christians?
    The Theological Dictionary of the New Testament:
    “Between the stranger and those around him there is reciprocal tension. He is a man from without, strange, hard to fathom, surprising, unsettling, sinister. But to the stranger his odd and different environment is also disturbing and threatening”
    Able to teach
    able to go away study God’s Word
    correctly assess the teaching of God’s Word
    and correctly proclaim the Word of God
    that proclaimation is able to “teach” (thus the recipient “learns”)
    Behaviour around non-Christians
    NOT:
    not a drunkard - not an alcholic
    not violent but gentle
    not: “eager or quick to argue, quarrel, or fight”
    but: “what is fitting, right, or fair & impartial”
    not quarrelsome - “physical combat in the military sense”
    “War of Words” - unjustified grumbling, legal disputes threatening others, make false accusations
    “cause death to the soul”
    not a lover of money
    is he safe with the church funds (vs Judas Iscariot )
    sell out believers

    Manage his Household

    1 Timothy 3:4–5 ESV
    He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive, for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God’s church?
    Does he have authority in his own household?
    manage his own household well
    with dignity keeping his children submissive
    choice not fear

    Not a recent convert

    1 Timothy 3:6 ESV
    He must not be a recent convert, or he may become puffed up with conceit and fall into the condemnation of the devil.

    Thought well of by Outsiders

    1 Timothy 3:7 ESV
    Moreover, he must be well thought of by outsiders, so that he may not fall into disgrace, into a snare of the devil.

    Hymn -

    Q&A

    Hymn -

    Closing Prayer

    Doxology(read) –

    NOT TO US BE GLORY GIVEN but to him who reigns above: Glory to the God of heaven for his faithfulness and love! What though unbelieving voices hear no word and see no sign, still in God my heart rejoices, working out his will divine.
      • Ephesians 4:11HLYBBLOTNT1895

      • 1 Corinthians 14:29HLYBBLOTNT1895

      • 1 Thessalonians 5:20–21HLYBBLOTNT1895

      • Ephesians 4:11HLYBBLOTNT1895

      • 1 Corinthians 12:28HLYBBLOTNT1895

      • 1 Timothy 3:1HLYBBLOTNT1895

      • 1 Timothy 5:17HLYBBLOTNT1895

      • 1 Peter 5:1–2HLYBBLOTNT1895

      • 1 Timothy 3:1HLYBBLOTNT1895

      • Acts 20:28HLYBBLOTNT1895

      • 1 Timothy 3:2–3HLYBBLOTNT1895

      • 1 Timothy 3:4–5HLYBBLOTNT1895

      • 1 Timothy 3:6HLYBBLOTNT1895

      • 1 Timothy 3:7HLYBBLOTNT1895

  • Hymn 779 - My Hope is built on nothing less
  • Hymn 732 - Lord, be my vision, supreme in my heart
  • Doxology - Hymn 118v1
      • Romans 1:7ESV

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