Throughout this series you likely thought of the potential elder’s character & abilities displayed within the context of the church. How is he seen within the church? How is he viewed by the saints? But this verse leaves the confines of the covenant community & says he must have a good reputation with those outside the church. But don’t the Scriptures warn us again and again Christians we will be hated and despised by the world? What are we to make of this qualification? Listen as Pastor Matt explains what it means to have a ‘good reputation with outsiders’ and the dangers associated with appointing a man as a pastor who lacks this beautiful testimony.
Home » Sermons » I Timothy 3:7 Qualifications for Overseers Part 6 of 6- What Do We Care What Outsiders Think?