Able to Teach

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An essential qualification for the office of elder is ability to teach. Surprisingly when this quality is understood according to Scripture, it does not pertain to academic preparation or forensic aptitude. Instead, Paul grounds teaching ability in moral qualities and spiritual convictions. This message expounds the conditions and aims of ability to teach.

1 Timothy 3:2

It is a trustworthy statement: if any man aspires to the office of overseer, it is a fine work he desires to do. An overseer, then, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, prudent, respectable, hospitable, able to teach.