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West Side Church of Christ - Salem, Virginia

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1 Timothy 3:1-7

"This is a faithful saying “If a man desires the position of a bishop, he desires a good work.”

A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, temperate, sober minded, of good behavior, hospitable, able to teach, not

given to wine, not violent, not greedy for money, but gentle, not quarrelsome, not covetous; one who rules his own house well, having

his children in submission with all reverence. For if a man does not know how to rule his own house, how will he take care of the

church of God. Not a novice, lest being puffed up with pride, he fall into the same condemnation as the devil. Moreover, he must have

a good testimony among those who are outside, lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil."

Titus 1:6-9 If a man is blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of dissipation or insubordination. For a bishop must be blameless, as a steward of God, not self-willed, not quick tempered, not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for money, but hospitable, a lover of what is good, sober-minded, just, holy, self-controlled, holding fast the faithful Word as he has been taught, that he may be able, by sound doctrine, both to exhort and convict those who contradict."

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                                     Eddy Gilpin                                                Jerry Anderson

Meet our Deacons:

In I Timothy 3:8-13, Paul gives the qualifications for those who desire to serve as deacons. "Likewise deacons must be reverent, not double-tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy for money ..." I Timothy 3:8 The first word in this verse, "likewise", is important to properly understanding this passage. In the verses immediately before this passage (I Timothy 3:1-7), Paul provided the qualifications for the position of a bishop. In discussion the qualifications for a bishop, Paul mentions the "office of a bishop" and states that, "A bishop then must be blameless ..." (I Timothy 3:1-2). Just as a "bishop must be ...", a deacon "likewise must be ...". The word "likewise" connects the two as offices that require specific qualifications for appointment. Therefore, just as the word "bishop" denotes a specific office, so does the word "deacon" sometimes denote a specific office, with qualifications listed below: reverent, sober, not double-tongued, not given (addicted) to much wine, not greedy for money, holding the mystery of the faith with a pure conscience, first be proven (tested), blameless, husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well The scripture also references that deacons' wives must be: reverent, not slanderers, temperate, and faithful in all things (I Timothy 3:11). Fred Altizer: Building & Grounds Jerry Anderson: Missions / Evangelism / Benevolence Open: Fellowship Team 3 / PAC Mike Durham: Youth - Service Greg Edwards: Team 1 Bob Garby: Fellowship #2 Jim Harrington: Web Site Tom Richardson: Audio & Sound Josh Whitlow: Primary Education Jeremy White: Secondary Education - House to House

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