Shepherds Serving Selective Sheep (1 Timothy 3:1-13)Paul Gerritson, Sunday, February 9, 2020
Part of the A Healthy Church series, preached at a Sunday Morning service
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1 Timothy 3:1-13, NLT
1 Timothy 3
Leaders in the Church
1This is a trustworthy saying: “If someone aspires to be a church leader,*3:1 Or an overseer, or a bishop; also in 3:2, 6. he desires an honorable position.”
6A church leader must not be a new believer, because he might become proud, and the devil would cause him to fall.*3:6 Or he might fall into the same judgment as the devil.
8In the same way, deacons must be well respected and have integrity. They must not be heavy drinkers or dishonest with money.
11In the same way, their wives*3:11 Or the women deacons. The Greek word can be translated women or wives. must be respected and must not slander others. They must exercise self-control and be faithful in everything they do.
12A deacon must be faithful to his wife, and he must manage his children and household well.