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For if a man cannot manage his own household,
how can he take care
of God’s church?
6 A church leader must not be a new believer, because he might become
proud, and the devil would cause him to fall. 7 Also, people outside the church
must speak well of him so that he will not be disgraced and fall into the devil’s
8 In the same way, deacons must be well respected and have integrity. They
must not be heavy drinkers or dishonest with money. 9 They must be committed to the mystery of the faith now revealed and must live with a clear conscience. 10 Before they are appointed as deacons, let them be closely examined.
If they pass the test, then let them serve as deacons.
11 In the same way, their wives must be respected and must not slander
others. They must exercise self-control and be faithful in everything they do.
faithful to his wife,
and he must manage his children
and household well.
Warnings against False Teachers
Now the Holy Spirit tells us clearly that in the last times some will turn
away from the true faith; they will follow deceptive spirits and teachings
that come from demons. 2 These people are hypocrites and liars, and their
consciences are dead.
3 They will say it is wrong to be married and wrong to eat certain foods. But
God created those foods to be eaten with thanks by faithful people who know
but receive it with thanks.
Those who do well as deacons will be rewarded with respect from others
and will have increased confidence in their faith in Christ Jesus.
The Truths of Our Faith
14 I am writing these things to you now, even though I hope to be with you
soon, 15 so that if I am delayed, you will know how people must conduct themselves in the household of God.
This is the church
of the living God,
which is the pillar
and foundation of the truth.
Without question, this is the great mystery of our faith:
Christ was revealed in a human body
and vindicated by the Spirit.
For we know it is made acceptable by the word of God and prayer.
A Good Servant of Christ Jesus
If you explain these things to the brothers and sisters, Timothy, you will be a
worthy servant of Christ J esus, one who is nourished by the message of faith
and the good teaching you have followed. 7 Do not waste time arguing over
godless ideas and old wives’ tales. Instead, train yourself to be godly. 8 “Physical
training is good, but training for godliness is much better, promising benefits
in this life and in the life to come.” 9 This is a trustworthy saying, and everyone
should accept it. 10 This is why we work hard and continue to struggle, for our
hope is in the living God, who is the Savior of all people and particularly of
11 Teach these things and insist that everyone learn them. 12 Don’t let anyone
think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what
you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity.
God created is good,
we should not reject any of it
A deacon must be
He was believed in throughout the world
and taken to heaven in glory.
He was seen by angels
and announced to the nations.
teach. 3 He must not be a heavy drinker or be violent. He must be gentle, not
quarrelsome, and not love money. 4 He must manage his own family well,
having children who respect and obey him.
Until I get there,
focus on reading the Scriptures
to the church,
encouraging the believers,
and teaching them.