Manage His Household Well 1

Series: Manage His Household Well
Presenter: Chuck Gianotti

Elders must manage their households well and have believing children. This lesson challenges the elder to understand the importance of this requirement and to evaluate his own family.



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Remember It

1. Where are the requirements about an elder’s family found in Scripture?
1 Tim 3:4-5 and Titus 1:6
2. When Scripture says a man is to manage his household “well,” the word “rule” translates the Greek word “prohistemi” which means what?
To exercise loving leadership.
3. What does “having believing children” mean (according to the presenter)?
Having children who are living faithful and respectful lives.

Discuss It

  1. How would you respond to a man desiring to be an elder, who married a widow with children who are unruly and disrespectful?
  2. There is debate among interpreters about whether elders should have “faithful children” or “children who believe.” Compare and contrast the practical differences in these interpretations when it comes to evaluating a potential elder.

Apply It

  1. Ask three trusted, godly Christians to give you honest feedback about your ability to manage your household.
  2. What action items can you take away from this feedback to encourage spiritual growth and character development in your children?

Digging Deeper

Focus on the Family  is a huge website having to do with all things family, including child raising.

Growing Kids God’s Way. This is a discipled approach to raising children.

Note: As with all materials concerning the raising of children, there is some variance among Christians leaders and writers. These materials should be used advisedly, but you will find much helpful information in them. Both organizations are dedicated to the spiritual health of the family.