Why I Am Presbyterian

January 12, 2020 Pastor: Bill Thompson

Passage: Titus 1:5–1:9

TEXT: Titus 1:5-9


1.  It recognizes that the only _______________ of the Church is the Lord Jesus Christ.

“And he is the head of the body, the church.”  (Colossians 1:18)

2.  It recognizes that there are two kinds of officers in a local church – _______________

and _______________.

1 Timothy 3, Titus 1

3. The Bible gives the right of the _______________ to select its officers.

“Therefore, brothers, pick out from among you.”   (Acts 6:3)

4. It acknowledges that elders _______________  apostles as the leaders of the church.

“So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder.” (1 Peter 5:1)

5. It recognizes that the Bible speaks of elders, pastors and overseers/bishops as _______________ positions of leadership.

6. It requires more than one _______________ in a local church.