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1 Timothy Chapter 3:1-7

An Overseer: He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive,for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God's church?

1 Timothy 3:1-7
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This is a faithful saying: If a man desires the position of a bishop, he desires a good work.
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A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, temperate, sober-minded, of good behavior, hospitable, able to teach;
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not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for money, but gentle, not quarrelsome, not covetous;
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one who rules his own house well, having his children in submission with all reverence
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(for if a man does not know how to rule his own house, how will he take care of the church of God?);
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not a novice, lest being puffed up with pride he fall into the same condemnation as the devil.
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Moreover he must have a good testimony among those who are outside, lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.
  1. Is it good if a man desires the position of an overseer (bishop)?
    1 Timothy 3:1
    This is a faithful saying: If a man desires the position of a bishop, he desires a good work.
  2. How must the character of an overseer be?
    1 Timothy 3:2-3
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    A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, temperate, sober-minded, of good behavior, hospitable, able to teach;
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    not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for money, but gentle, not quarrelsome, not covetous;
  3. How must he rule his own house?
    1 Timothy 3:4-5
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    one who rules his own house well, having his children in submission with all reverence
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    (for if a man does not know how to rule his own house, how will he take care of the church of God?);
  4. If a man does not know how to rule his own house, will he be able to take care of the church of God?
    1 Timothy 3:4-5
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    one who rules his own house well, having his children in submission with all reverence
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    (for if a man does not know how to rule his own house, how will he take care of the church of God?);
  5. What will happen if he is a novice (a young, unseasoned believer)?
    1 Timothy 3:6
    not a novice, lest being puffed up with pride he fall into the same condemnation as the devil.
  6. How must an overseer be with those outside (in his community)?
    1 Timothy 3:7
    Moreover he must have a good testimony among those who are outside, lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.

1 Timothy Chapter 3:8-13

Deacons likewise must be dignified, not double-tongued, not addicted to much wine, not greedy for dishonest gain.
And let them also be tested first; then let them serve as deacons if they prove themselves blameless.

1 Timothy 3:8-13
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Likewise deacons must be reverent, not double-tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy for money,
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holding the mystery of the faith with a pure conscience.
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But let these also first be tested; then let them serve as deacons, being found blameless.
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Likewise their wives must be reverent, not slanderers, temperate, faithful in all things.
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Let deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.
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For those who have served well as deacons obtain for themselves a good standing and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.
  1. How must a deacon be?
    1 Timothy 3:8
    Likewise deacons must be reverent, not double-tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy for money,
  2. How must he hold the mystery of the faith?
    1 Timothy 3:9
    holding the mystery of the faith with a pure conscience.
  3. What must happen before a man becomes a deacon?
    1 Timothy 3:10
    But let these also first be tested; then let them serve as deacons, being found blameless.
  4. How must he be found?
    1 Timothy 3:10
    But let these also first be tested; then let them serve as deacons, being found blameless.
  5. Then what can they do?
    1 Timothy 3:10
    But let these also first be tested; then let them serve as deacons, being found blameless.
  6. How must their wife be?
    1 Timothy 3:11
    Likewise their wives must be reverent, not slanderers, temperate, faithful in all things.
  7. What must the marital status of a deacon be?
    1 Timothy 3:12
    Let deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.
  8. How must he rule his children and their own house?
    1 Timothy 3:12
    Let deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.
  9. What do those who serve as deacons obtain for themselves?
    1 Timothy 3:13
    For those who have served well as deacons obtain for themselves a good standing and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.

1 Timothy Chapter 3:14-16

I am writing these things to you so that, if I delay, you may know how one ought to behave in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, a pillar and buttress of the truth.

1 Timothy 3:14-16
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These things I write to you, though I hope to come to you shortly;
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but if I am delayed, I write so that you may know how you ought to conduct yourself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.
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And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifested in the flesh, Justified in the Spirit, Seen by angels, Preached among the Gentiles, Believed on in the world, Received up in glory.
  1. Why did Paul write these things?
    1 Timothy 3:14-15
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    These things I write to you, though I hope to come to you shortly;
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    but if I am delayed, I write so that you may know how you ought to conduct yourself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.
  2. What is the church of the living God the pillar and ground of?
    1 Timothy 3:14-15
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    These things I write to you, though I hope to come to you shortly;
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    but if I am delayed, I write so that you may know how you ought to conduct yourself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.
  3. What is without controversy?
    1 Timothy 3:16
    And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifested in the flesh, Justified in the Spirit, Seen by angels, Preached among the Gentiles, Believed on in the world, Received up in glory.
  4. How was God Manifest (become flesh)?
    1 Timothy 3:16
    And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifested in the flesh, Justified in the Spirit, Seen by angels, Preached among the Gentiles, Believed on in the world, Received up in glory.
  5. How was He justified?
    1 Timothy 3:16
    And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifested in the flesh, Justified in the Spirit, Seen by angels, Preached among the Gentiles, Believed on in the world, Received up in glory.
  6. To whom was He preached?
    1 Timothy 3:16
    And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifested in the flesh, Justified in the Spirit, Seen by angels, Preached among the Gentiles, Believed on in the world, Received up in glory.
  7. Where was He believed on?
    1 Timothy 3:16
    And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifested in the flesh, Justified in the Spirit, Seen by angels, Preached among the Gentiles, Believed on in the world, Received up in glory.
  8. Where was He received up to?
    1 Timothy 3:16
    And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifested in the flesh, Justified in the Spirit, Seen by angels, Preached among the Gentiles, Believed on in the world, Received up in glory.