4862Thursday, December 6/19, 2013: 1Tim 3:1-13, Luke 21:28-33
- Dec 18, 2013passage: 1Tim 3:1-3:13
This is a true saying, if a man desire the office of a bishop, he
desireth a good work. A bishop then must be blameless, the husband
of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality,
apt to teach; Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre;
but patient, not a brawler, not covetous; One that ruleth well his own
house, having his children in subjection with all gravity; For if a man
know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church
of God?) Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into
the condemnation of the devil. Moreover he must have a good report
of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare
of the devil. Likewise must the deacons be grave, not doubletongued,
not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre; Holding the mystery
of the faith in a pure conscience. And let these also first be proved;
then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless. Even so
must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.
Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and
their own houses well. For they that have used the office of a deacon
well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the
faith which is in Christ Jesus.
passage: Luke 21:28-21:33
And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up
your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh. And he spake to them a
parable; Behold the fig tree, and all the trees; When they now shoot
forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh
at hand. So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know
ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand. Verily I say unto you,
This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled. Heaven and
earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.
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