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1 Timothy 3 - AMP

2 Now a bishop (superintendent, overseer) must give no grounds for accusation but must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, circumspect and temperate and self-controlled; sensible and well behaved and dignified and lead an orderly (disciplined) life; hospitable a capable and qualified teacher, 3 Not given to wine, not combative but gentle and considerate, not quarrelsome but forbearing and peaceable, and not a lover of money . 4 He must rule his own household well, keeping his children under control, with true dignity, commanding their respect in every way and keeping them respectful. 5 For if a man does not know how to rule his own household, how is he to take care of the church of God? 6 He must not be a new convert, or he may as the result of pride fall into the condemnation that the devil did. 7 Furthermore, he must have a good reputation and be well thought of by those outside , lest he become involved in slander and incur reproach and fall into the devil's trap. 8 In like manner the deacons worthy of respect, not shifty and double-talkers but sincere in what they say, not given to much wine, not greedy for base gain . 9 They must possess the mystic secret of the faith with a clear conscience. 10 And let them also be tried and investigated and proved first; then, if they turn out to be above reproach, let them serve . 11 Either their wives or the deaconesses, or both. women likewise must be worthy of respect and serious, not gossipers, but temperate and self-controlled, trustworthy in all things. 12 Let deacons be the husbands of but one wife, and let them manage children and their own households well. 13 For those who perform well as deacons acquire a good standing for themselves and also gain much confidence and freedom and boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus. 14 Although I hope to come to you before long, I am writing these instructions to you so that, 15 If I am detained, you may know how people ought to conduct themselves in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and stay (the prop and support) of the Truth. 16 And great and important and weighty, we confess, is the hidden truth (the mystic secret) of godliness. He was made visible in human flesh, justified and vindicated in the Spirit, was seen by angels, preached among the nations, believed on in the world, taken up in glory.



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John Oscar avatar
The Calling
Shared by: John Oscar on Feb, 2017
Summary: God has a calling on everyone, and it's vital for our spiritual health and growth to discover that calling
Scripture: 1 Timothy 3:8-11
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 63
John Telgren avatar
Outside of the Box
Shared by: John Telgren on Feb, 2017
Summary: The Bible is our standard and is what defines our freedoms and boundaries. It is important to spend generous amounts of time in the word in order to grow in knowing God and how God want us to serve him
Dr. Craig  Nelson avatar
Emotions And Sensory Spirituality
Shared by: Dr. Craig Nelson on Jan, 2017
Summary: God never intended emotions or feelings to guide or reveal what is right or wrong. They are constantly changing, and they need to be controlled because they can take control of a person and lead them into serious error and deception.
Chris Appleby avatar
Leaders
Shared by: Chris Appleby on Jan, 2017
Summary: Leadership is no small thing, it’s not to be entered into lightly. But to be a leader is to desire a noble thing. Paul describes he qualifications of Christian leaders.
Scripture: 1 Timothy 3:1-16
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 29
Wade M. Hughes, Sr avatar
Fear breeds fear.
Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Jan, 2017
Summary: We give to much time to criticism and negativism. Fear will have no power unless we allow it. I can not control what happens to me, but I can control how I react. Put on your boxing gloves and prepare to fight.
Ron Freeman, Evangelist avatar
Paul's Charge To Timothy
Shared by: Ron Freeman, Evangelist on Dec, 2016
Summary: This lesson deals with Paul's charge to Timothy to remember the things that he had heard of Paul among many witnesses, and to commit them to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also. This lesson silence the notion of evangelistic oversight.
Perry Greene avatar
On Fire with a Noble Desire
Shared by: Perry Greene on Nov, 2016
Summary: Serving as an elder/overseer/shepherd/pastor/bishop of a congregation is a noble task.
Jimmy Haile avatar
Snare of the Devil
Shared by: Jimmy Haile on Oct, 2016
Summary: If Jesus can forgive those who caused Him so much pain and suffering, how can we not forgive those who have hurt us!
Scripture: 1 Timothy 3:7
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 739
Jimmy Haile avatar
Snare of the Devil
Shared by: Jimmy Haile on Oct, 2016
Summary: If Jesus can forgive those who caused Him so much pain and suffering, how can we not forgive those who have hurt us!
Scripture: 1 Timothy 3:7
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 109
Ted J. Smith avatar
Godly Tools for Men
Shared by: Ted J. Smith on Jun, 2016
Summary: There’s something both comforting and encouraging about tools. Tools can empower a man to do things he might not otherwise try to tackle. So today I want to look at a few of the essential tools God has provided for us guys.
Horace  Wimpey avatar
So, You Want To e A Deacon
Shared by: Horace Wimpey on Apr, 2016
Summary: This is a sermon for Deacon nomination Sunday at our church
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: 1 Timothy 3:8-13
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 585
Mark Mitchell avatar
The Bible is God’s Book
Shared by: Mark Mitchell on Jan, 2016
Summary: The Bible is more than just a book about God. It has a purpose for us. There is sufficient reason to study the Bible other than just to know about God.
Scripture: 1 Timothy 3:16
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 228
Ron Freeman, Evangelist avatar
The Mystery of Godliness
Shared by: Ron Freeman, Evangelist on Dec, 2015
Summary: To establish that the “mystery of godliness” is manifested in the church through its saints, its foundation and its founder the only begotten Son of God. This lesson deals with the “truth which is after godliness.”
based on 14 ratings
Scripture: 1 Timothy 3:14-16
Views: 1,019
Greg Gordon avatar
The Church is God's Family
Shared by: Greg Gordon on May, 2015
Summary: If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God’s church? - 1 Timothy 3:5 When we think of the Church we can think of buildings, organizations, structures, rules, leaders, but we do not think much of family. Yet ..
Mark Mitchell avatar
The High Calling of Deacons - II
Shared by: Mark Mitchell on Mar, 2015
Summary: The role of the deacons
Scripture: 1 Timothy 3:8-13
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 235
Ed Vasicek avatar
Becoming A God Honoring Church
Shared by: Ed Vasicek on Feb, 2015
Summary: We honor God by obeying Him fully and consistently. Part of honoring God means submitting to his judgment above our own, including what we do in church meetings and ministry. Keep in mind the sum total of all our regular meetings and ministries, not just
Scripture: 1 Timothy 3:14-16
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 379
Jim Butcher avatar
“Three Ways To Run The Church”
Shared by: Jim Butcher on Feb, 2015
Summary: A look at the three primary church government structures.
Scripture: 1 Timothy 3:1-13
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 406
Jim Butcher avatar
Six Essential Elements Of Our Faith
Shared by: Jim Butcher on Feb, 2015
Summary: A look at six elements of "Christ crucified" - the core of our faith.
Scripture: 1 Timothy 3:14-16
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 425
Ed Vasicek avatar
Elders, Deacons, and Deaconesses
Shared by: Ed Vasicek on Feb, 2015
Summary: Although many church events and ministries are organized informally, God has appointed two kinds of official, recognized leadership for the local church: shepherds and servants, also known as Elders and Deacons (including deaconesses).
Dan Proctor avatar
Jesus Christ: The One and Only (Part 4)
Shared by: Dan Proctor on Feb, 2015
Summary: If somebody asked you this question, how would you answer? “If you were to die today, do you know 100% for sure that you would go to heaven?”
Series: 1 Timothy
Scripture: 1 Timothy 3:16
Denomination: Bible Church
Views: 359
Dan Proctor avatar
Are You a Part of God’s Church?
Shared by: Dan Proctor on Dec, 2014
Summary: Have you ever asked somebody, “What’s all the fuss about?” As you read this chapter, you might be tempted to ask Paul, “What’s all the fuss about? Why are you spending so much time detailing what to look for in spiritual leaders in the local church?”
Series: 1 Timothy
Scripture: 1 Timothy 3:15
Denomination: Bible Church
Views: 831
Dan Proctor avatar
How to Recognize a Spiritual Leader
Shared by: Dan Proctor on Nov, 2014
Summary: Let’s examine two characteristics of spiritual maturity that should be seen by fellow believers.
Series: 1 Timothy
Scripture: 1 Timothy 3:1-13
Denomination: Bible Church
Views: 684
Monty Newton avatar
Truthiness Part I
Shared by: Monty Newton on Oct, 2014
Summary: All scripture is inspired by God and is useful...
Jason Smith avatar
The Organization Jesus Built
Shared by: Jason Smith on Sep, 2014
Summary: This is the second sermon in our "Jesus Built" Series. It examines the pattern that we have in scripture of the organization of Jesus church, universal and local,and talks about how changes in the organization lead to apostasy
Davon Huss avatar
Why the Church?
Shared by: Davon Huss on Sep, 2014
Summary: Yes, this comes from Ray Hollenbach at: http://www.sermoncentral.com/pastors-preaching-articles/ray-hollenbach-why-the-church-six-bold-preaching-points-1971.asp Adapted it for a Sunday night sermon
Raymond Petzholt avatar
Mystery #1 "God was Manifest in the flesh"
Shared by: Raymond Petzholt on Apr, 2014
Summary: Most people think of this Mystery of God manifest in the flesh as applying only to the deity of Jesus Christ. But it also have huge implications for godly Christian living.
Scripture: 1 Timothy 3:16
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 595
Davon Huss avatar
Family Man
Shared by: Davon Huss on Mar, 2014
Summary: A sermon on the last two qualifications for being a deacon, church leader (Material adapted from Alexander Strauch's book, The New Testament Deacon)
Davon Huss avatar
Wives of Deacons
Shared by: Davon Huss on Mar, 2014
Summary: A sermon on church leaders wives (Material adapted from Alexander Strauch's book, The New Testament Deacon)
Davon Huss avatar
5 Character Qualifications for Deacons
Shared by: Davon Huss on Mar, 2014
Summary: A sermon talking about church leadership especially deacons (Material adapted from Alexander Strauch's book, The New Testament Deacon)
Freddy Fritz avatar
Elders, Deacons, and the Congregation
Shared by: Freddy Fritz on Feb, 2014
Summary: This message highlights a few comments about elders, deacons, and the congregation.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: 1 Timothy 3:1-13
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 756