1 Timothy 3:2
Paul is writing to Timothy telling him that it is essential an elder in Ephesus (and today) be these things right now, for three reasons. First because he represents Christ to the church and the community. Second, because there is a potential for changing life circumstances. It's possible that his life circumstances change in one of two ways. He could jump into sin. Then he is no longer fit. Or we could look at something like verse four. He must be a man who manages his own household well. There could come a time in a man's life, because of the sovereignty of God, whatever is going on in his circumstances, that he is unable to do that at this given time. Then he is no longer qualified for the office and he'll need to step down until he again meets these requirements. But the third reason was because of what was happening in Ephesus.
Cannon Beach Bible Church - A Grace Advance Church
264 East Hills Lane
Cannon Beach, OR 97110
Sunday Service: 10:30 AM (Sunday school available for children 5 yrs and younger)
Adult Sunday School: 9:30 AM