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Masterworks

 12Deacons must be husbands of only one wife, and good managers of their children and their own households. 13For those who have served well as deacons obtain for themselves a high standing and great confidence in the faith that is … Continue reading

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Head Waiters

8Deacons likewise must be men of dignity, not double-tongued, or addicted to much wine or fond of sordid gain, 9but holding to the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience. 1 Timothy 3:8-9 2So the twelve summoned the congregation … Continue reading

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Happy Hour

3not addicted to wine or pugnacious, but gentle, peaceable, free from the love of money. 1 Timothy 3:3 Here’s one of the most obvious passages on drinking in the Bible. It’s part of Paul’s instructions to Timothy, his emissary to Ephesus, … Continue reading

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Now a Word from Titus

For this reason I left you in Crete, that you might set in order what remains, and appoint elders in every city as I directed you. Titus 1:3 There was some unfinished business in Crete, some untidiness. No lines of … Continue reading

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Initial Thoughts on Church Leadership–1 Timothy 3:1-13

 1It is a trustworthy statement: if any man aspires to the office of overseer, it is a fine work he desires to do. 2An overseer, then, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, prudent, respectable, hospitable, able … Continue reading

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