I. RELATIONSHIPS BUILT ON COMMITMENT (v.6)
“Above reproach,” lit. “unblameable”
a. He is a committed husband
“A one-woman man”
1. Marriage Teaches Leadership
Ephesians 5:23 – “For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior.”
2. Marriage Requires Sacrifice
Ephesians 5:25 – “Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.”
What about single men?
What does it mean to be a one-woman man?
i. A one-woman (at a time) man
ii. A one-woman (for all time) man
1 Timothy 5:14 – “So I counsel younger widows to marry, to have children, to manage their homes and to give the enemy no opportunity for slander.”
What about divorced and remarried men?
b. He is a committed father
v.6b – “And his children are believers and not open to the charge of debauchery or insubordination.”