Sermon Notes from "The Kind of Pastor This Church Needs" (Part 1). Sermon by Jim Scott Orrick.
1 Timothy 3:1-2.
A. "Does a fish know that it is in water?"
B. Like a fish, we are unable to discern our environment until we are exposed to a contrast.
C. Through books from the past, we may have our cultural biases challenged.
D. Kosmosdale Baptist Church is part of a very small percentage of people in this country who are interested in serious public discourse.
II. Confirming a Call to Ministry
III. Two Major Qualifications from These Verses [a third to be addressed next week]
A. Above Reproach
1. NOT sinless, but
2. NOT characterized by reproach
1. A one-woman man:
i. a polygamist
ii. a "serial monogamist"
b. Marriage is designed by God as an illustration of Christ and the Church.
c. Misunderstandings of marriage either result from or lead to a misunderstanding of the gospel.
a. Mentally in control with regard to outside influences
b. May be applied to: