Lesson 4
Key Questions for Chapter 3
 What qualifications must a person
meet to serve as a bishop of a
church/congregation?
 What qualifications must a person
meet to serve as a deacon of a
church/congregation?
 Is there God-established, required
conduct for a church/congregation?
Lesson 4--Slide 1
Outline of Chapter 3
 Church Conduct and Church Officials
(Ch. 2-3)
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Godliness and Reverence of Members (2:1-15)
Qualifications of Bishops (3:1-7)
Qualifications of Deacons (3:8-13)
Admonition to Timothy: Establish Orderly
Conduct (3:14-16)
Lesson 4--Slide 2
What qualifications must a person
meet to serve as a bishop of a church?
(1 Tim 3:1 NKJV) This is a faithful saying: If a man
[“anyone” or “whoever”] desires the position of a
bishop, he desires a good work.
(1 Tim 3:2 NKJV) A bishop then must be blameless,
the husband of one wife, temperate, sober-minded, of
good behavior, hospitable, able to teach;
 He must be “a man.”
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He must be a husband (a[ndra,
masculine).
To qualify to serve as an elder (or
deacon) a woman would have to be the
one who “rules” the household (I Tim.
3:4), which clearly violates other
scriptures (Eph. 5:22-23).
Lesson 4--Slide 3
What qualifications must a person meet
to serve as a bishop of a church?--Cont’d
(1 Tim 3:2 NKJV) A bishop then must be blameless,
the husband of one wife, temperate, sober-minded, of
good behavior, hospitable, able to teach;
 He must be “blameless.”

pertaining to what cannot be criticized ‘above criticism, beyond reproach.’
Johannes P. Louw and Eugene A. Nida, GreekEnglish Lexicon of the New Testament based
on Semantic Domains
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Or without reproach: one who cannot be
laid hold of: who gives no ground for
accusation
Marvin Vincent, Vincent’s Word Studies
Lesson 4--Slide 4
What qualifications must a person meet
to serve as a bishop of a church?--Cont’d
 He must be the “husband of one wife.”
(1 Tim 3:2 NKJV) A bishop then must be blameless, the
husband of one wife …
Lesson 4--Slide 5
What qualifications must a person meet
to serve as a bishop of a church?--Cont’d
 He must be the “husband of one wife.”--Cont’d
(1 Tim 3:2 NKJV Greek-English Interlinear)
mia`"
a[ndra
gunaiko;"
of one
wife
the husband
“These words are best explained by those below
in 5:9, eJno;" ajndro;" gunhv,
the wife of one husband.
(1) It is clear that those words (eJno;"
ajndro;" gunhv) do not signify the
wife of not more than one husband at a time, for
they are spoken of a chvra, or widow, who
has no husband at all; but they mean a woman
who has not been married more than once.”
Wordsworth, New Testament in the Original Greek
(Vol. II, under I Tim. 3:2)
(1 Tim 5:9 NKJV Greek-English Interlinear)
Lesson 4--Slide 6
What qualifications must a person meet
to serve as a bishop of a church?--Cont’d
 He must be the “husband of one wife.”--Cont’d
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See Lesson 6 for references indicating that in
I Tim. 5:9 the phrase means married only once.
“the same qualification is required of ‘widows
taken into the number’ (in 5:9) that she should
have been ‘the wife of one man,’ where
polygamy is out of the question.…”
F. C. Cook, The Bible Commentary (Vol. 9, under
I Tim. 3:2)
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This is reflected in some translations.
(1 Tim 3:2 Moffatt) … he must be married only once….
(1 Tim 3:2 & 3:12 NEB) Footnote: Or married to one wife,
or married only once.
[A bishop must have been married only once in his
Lesson 4--Slide 7
lifetime.]
What qualifications must a person meet
to serve as a bishop of a church?--Cont’d
(1 Tim 3:2-3 NKJV) A bishop then must be blameless,
the husband of one wife, temperate [vigilant, KJV],
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;
 He must be “temperate,” “sober-minded,”
“not given to wine.”
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The literal meanings of the Greek words
show an orderly progressing of behavior:
 physically sober (an abstainer),
 sober in mind (sober-minded, selfcontrolled, prudent), and then
 not near wine (protecting his
reputation and that of the church)
Lesson 4--Slide 8
What qualifications must a person meet
to serve as a bishop of a church?--Cont’d
 He must be “temperate”...

“Temperate” is from the Greek word
nhfavio", which is often defined as
allowing no use of alcohol:
sober, temperate, abstinent in respect to
wine, etc.
H. K. Moulton, The Analytical Greek Lexicon--Revised
In prof. auth., esp. Aeschylus and Plutarch,
of things free from all infusion or addition of
wine, as vessels, offerings, etc.
J. H. Thayer, The New Thayer’s Greek English Lexicon
(a use in 4 B.C.) may refer either to altars at
which only wineless offerings were made, or
perhaps to cakes made in the form of an altar,
free from all influence of wine.
J. H. Moulton and G. Milligan, The Vocabulary of the
Greek Testament
Lesson 4--Slide 9
What qualifications must a person meet
to serve as a bishop of a church?--Cont’d
 He must be “temperate”…--Cont’d
 The Greek root word nhvfw
is frequently
defined as requiring abstention (absolutely no
use):

to abstain from wine; thus, to be sober
G. V. Wigram and J. P. Green, The New Englishman’s
Greek Concordance and Lexicon

to be sober, drink no wine
H. G. Liddell and R. Scott, Greek-English Lexicon.

to abstain from wine (keep sober)

to abstain; to be sober
J. Strong, Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance.
J. Gall, Layman’s English-Greek Lexicon

to be free from the influence of
intoxicants
J. H. Moulton and G. Milligan, The Vocabulary of the
Greek Testament
[Here, in the strongest possible terms, is the
Lesson 4--Slide 10
What qualifications must a person meet
to serve as a bishop of a church?--Cont’d
 He must be ... “sober-minded”...
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“Sober-minded” is from the Greek word
swvfrwn, which literally means:
self-controlled, sound minded, sensible
G. V. Wigram and J. P. Green, The New Englishman’s
Greek Concordance and Lexicon
of sound mind, sober, temperate, discrete
J. Gall, Layman’s English-Greek Lexicon
in the manner of a person in his right mind;
soberly, staidly, temperately
H. K. Moulton, The Analytical Greek Lexicon--Revised
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It is translated:
sober--KJV; sober-minded--NKJV, ASV (1901)
self-controlled--NIV; sensible--RSV
[Note the progression: sober (abstainer), then soberLesson 4--Slide 11
minded.]
What qualifications must a person meet
to serve as a bishop of a church?--Cont’d
 He must be ... “not given to wine”...

“Not given to wine” is from a single Greek word
pavroino", which comes from two Greek
words:
 parav meaning “beside”
 oi\no" meaning “wine”
J. Strong, Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance
It cannot condone some drinking, because a
prior requirement prohibits all drinking.
 The literal meaning is most appropriate: not
near wine.
[Note the progression: physically sober (an abstainer),
sober in mind (sober-minded, self-controlled, prudent),
and then not near wine (protecting his reputation and
that of the church.]
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Lesson 4--Slide 12
What qualifications must a person meet
to serve as a bishop of a church?--Cont’d
(1 Tim 3:2 NKJV) A bishop then must be blameless,
the husband of one wife, temperate, sober-minded, of
good behavior, hospitable, able to teach
 He must be “of good behavior.”

pertaining to being modest in the sense
of moderate and well ordered - ‘modest,
well-ordered, moderate, becoming.’
Johannes P. Louw and Eugene A. Nida, GreekEnglish Lexicon of the New Testament based
on Semantic Domains
Lesson 4--Slide 13
What qualifications must a person meet
to serve as a bishop of a church?--Cont’d
(1 Tim 3:2 NKJV) A bishop then must be blameless,
the husband of one wife, temperate, sober-minded,
of good behavior, hospitable, able to teach;
 He must be “hospitable.”

hospitable, generous to guests
Logos Research Systems, Inc., Enhanced
Strong’s Lexicon

fond of guests
J. Strong, Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance
(1 Tim 3:2 Greek-English Interlinear) … loving
strangers …
Lesson 4--Slide 14
What qualifications must a person meet
to serve as a bishop of a church?--Cont’d
(1 Tim 3:2 NKJV) A bishop then must be blameless,
the husband of one wife, temperate, sober-minded, of
good behavior, hospitable, able to teach;
 He must be “able to teach.”

apt and skilful in teaching
Logos Research Systems, Inc., Enhanced Strong’s
Lexicon

skilful in teaching
Walter Bauer, F. Wilbur Gingrich, and Frederick W.
Danker, A Greek-English Lexicon of the New
Testament and Other Early Christian Literature
Lesson 4--Slide 15
What qualifications must a person meet
to serve as a bishop of a church?--Cont’d
(1 Tim 3:3 NKJV) not given to wine, not violent, not
greedy for money, but gentle, not quarrelsome, not
covetous;
 He must be “not violent.”

from a verb meaning “to strike, smite.”
Logos Research Systems, Inc., Enhanced
Strong’s Lexicon

a pugnacious, contentious, quarrelsome
person
Logos Research Systems, Inc., Enhanced
Strong’s Lexicon
(1 Tim 3:3 Greek-English Interlinear) … not a bully ...
Lesson 4--Slide 16
What qualifications must a person meet
to serve as a bishop of a church?--Cont’d
(1 Tim 3:3 NKJV) not given to wine, not violent, not
greedy for money, but gentle, not quarrelsome, not
covetous;
 He must be “not greedy for money.”
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Not “covetous” (see later in verse) of
money obtained in a disreputable,
dishonorable, shameful, base way.
This is not in many versions (including
ASV and NASB) because it is not in a
popular Greek manuscript (the NestleAland, United Bible Society text).
Lesson 4--Slide 17
What qualifications must a person meet
to serve as a bishop of a church?--Cont’d
(1 Tim 3:3 NKJV) not given to wine, not violent, not
greedy for money, but gentle, not quarrelsome, not
covetous;
 He must be “gentle.”

equitable, fair, mild, gentle
Logos Research Systems, Inc., Enhanced Strong’s
Lexicon

pertaining to being gracious and
forbearing - ‘gentle, gracious, forbearing.’
Johannes P. Louw and Eugene A. Nida, GreekEnglish Lexicon of the New Testament based on
Semantic Domains
Lesson 4--Slide 18
What qualifications must a person meet
to serve as a bishop of a church?--Cont’d
(1 Tim 3:3 NKJV) not given to wine, not violent, not
greedy for money, but gentle, not quarrelsome, not
covetous;
 He must be “not quarrelsome.”

not contentious, abstaining from fighting
Logos Research Systems, Inc., Enhanced Strong’s
Lexicon

pertaining to a lack of conflict and
contention - ‘not contentious, peaceful.’
Johannes P. Louw and Eugene A. Nida, GreekEnglish Lexicon of the New Testament based on
Semantic Domains
Lesson 4--Slide 19
What qualifications must a person meet
to serve as a bishop of a church?--Cont’d
(1 Tim 3:3 NKJV) not given to wine, not violent, not
greedy for money, but gentle, not quarrelsome, not
covetous;
 He must be “not covetous.”

not loving money, not avaricious
Logos Research Systems, Inc., Enhanced
Strong’s Lexicon

pertaining to not being desirous or
greedy for money - ‘not loving wealth,
one who does not love money.’
Johannes P. Louw and Eugene A. Nida, GreekEnglish Lexicon of the New Testament based
on Semantic Domains
Lesson 4--Slide 20
What qualifications must a person meet
to serve as a bishop of a church?--Cont’d
(1 Tim 3:4 NKJV) one who rules his own house
[household, NASB] well, having his children in
submission with all reverence
 He must be one who “rules his own
house.”
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rule:
be at the head (of), rule, direct
Walter Bauer, F. Wilbur Gingrich, and Frederick W.
Danker, A Greek-English Lexicon of the New
Testament and Other Early Christian Literature
Lesson 4--Slide 21
What qualifications must a person meet
to serve as a bishop of a church?--Cont’d
(1 Tim 3:4 NKJV) one who rules his own house
[household, NASB] well, having his children in
submission with all reverence
 He must be one “having his children in
submission ...”

children:
includes one or more, as in-(1 Tim 5:4 NKJV) But if any widow has children or
grandchildren, let them first learn to show piety at
home and to repay their parents ….
(Mat 22:24 NKJV) saying: "Teacher, Moses said that
if a man dies, having no children, his brother shall
marry his wife and raise up offspring for his brother.
 Does rearing adopted children satisfy
this demonstration?
Lesson 4--Slide 22
What qualifications must a person meet
to serve as a bishop of a church?--Cont’d
(1 Tim 3:4 NKJV) one who rules his own house
[household, NASB] well, having his children in
submission with all reverence
 He must be one “having his children in
submission ...”

in submission:
to submit to the orders or directives of
someone - ‘to obey, to submit to,
obedience, submission.’
Johannes P. Louw and Eugene A. Nida, GreekEnglish Lexicon of the New Testament based on
Semantic Domains
Lesson 4--Slide 23
What qualifications must a person meet
to serve as a bishop of a church?--Cont’d
(1 Tim 3:4 NKJV) ... having his children in submission
with all reverence [under control with all dignity, NASB]
 He must be one “having his children in
submission with all reverence.”

with all reverence:
of men reverence, dignity, seriousness,
respectfulness, holiness, probity
Walter Bauer, F. Wilbur Gingrich, and, Frederick W.
Danker, A Greek-English Lexicon of the New
Testament and Other Early Christian Literature
behavior which is befitting, implying a
measure of dignity leading to respect ‘propriety, befitting behavior’
Johannes P. Louw and Eugene A. Nida, GreekEnglish Lexicon of the New Testament based on
Semantic Domains
Lesson 4--Slide 24
What qualifications must a person meet
to serve as a bishop of a church?--Cont’d
(1 Tim 3:4 NKJV) one who rules his own house
[household, NASB] well, having his children in
submission with all reverence [under control with all
dignity, NASB]
(1 Tim 3:5 NKJV) (for if a man does not know how to
rule his own house, how will he take care of the
church of God?);
 What is the purpose of meeting the
requirement to rule his household and
have his children in submission?
Lesson 4--Slide 25
What qualifications must a person meet
to serve as a bishop of a church?--Cont’d
(1 Tim 3:4 NKJV) one who rules his own house [household,
NASB] well, having his children in submission with all
reverence [under control with all dignity, NASB]
 Note: Titus 1:6 addresses same qualities.
(Titus 1:6 NKJV) ... having faithful children not accused of
dissipation or insubordination.
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faithful:
 pertaining to being sure, with the implication
of being fully trustworthy - ‘sure.’
Johannes P. Louw and Eugene A. Nida, Greek-English
Lexicon of the New Testament based on Semantic Domains

 some translate as “believing.”
Note: Being “trustworthy” is contrast to
“dissipation” (ignoring consequences) and
“insubordination” (and with “submission” and
“reverence” of I Tim. 3:4).
Lesson 4--Slide 26
What qualifications must a person meet
to serve as a bishop of a church?--Cont’d
(1 Tim 3:6 NKJV) not a novice [not a new convert,
NASB], lest being puffed up with pride he fall into the
same condemnation as the devil.
 He must be one who is “not a novice [not a
new convert, NASB].”

(a figurative extension of meaning of
neovfuto" ‘newly planted,’ not
occurring in the NT) … ‘recent convert.’
Johannes P. Louw and Eugene A. Nida, Greek-English
Lexicon of the New Testament based on Semantic
Domains

like English word “neophyte”
 What is the danger of a new convert
becoming a bishop?
Lesson 4--Slide 27
What qualifications must a person meet
to serve as a bishop of a church?--Cont’d
(1 Tim 3:7 NKJV) Moreover he must have a good
testimony among those who are outside, lest he fall
into reproach and the snare of the devil.
 He must be one who has a good
reputation among those who are in the
community.
(1 Tim 3:7 NASB) And he must have a good
reputation with those outside the church, so that he
may not fall into reproach and the snare of the
devil.
 What is the danger of someone without
a good reputation becoming a bishop?
Lesson 4--Slide 28
What qualifications must a person meet
to serve as a bishop of a church?--Cont’d
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS:
 The man himself:
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male
an abstainer (no use of beverage alcohol)
sober-minded
not a new Christian
 The man’s family:
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married (but married only once)
children (“faithful,” submissive,
respectful)
“rules” his household
Lesson 4--Slide 29
What qualifications must a person meet
to serve as a bishop of a church?--Cont’d
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS:--Cont’d
 All those who know him:
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blameless
of good behavior
hospitable
able to teach
not near wine
not violent
not greedy or covetous
gentle
not quarrelsome
good testimony from outsiders
Lesson 4--Slide 30
What qualifications must a person
meet to serve as a deacon of a church?
(1 Tim 3:8 NKJV) Likewise deacons must be
reverent, not double-tongued, not given to much
wine, not greedy for money,
 He must be “reverent.”

‘honorable, worthy of respect, of good
character.’
Johannes P. Louw and Eugene A. Nida, GreekEnglish Lexicon of the New Testament based on
Semantic Domains
(1 Tim 3:8 NASB) Deacons likewise must be men of
dignity, …
(Phil 4:8 NASB) Finally, brethren, whatever is true,
whatever is honorable, …
Lesson 4--Slide 31
What qualifications must a person meet
to serve as a deacon of a church?--Cont’d
(1 Tim 3:8 NKJV) Likewise deacons must be
reverent, not double-tongued, not given to much wine,
not greedy for money,
 He must be “not double-tongued.”

‘double-tongued, two-faced, hypocritical.’
Johannes P. Louw and Eugene A. Nida, GreekEnglish Lexicon of the New Testament based on
Semantic Domains

"Not double tongued" is more than just
not lying, it includes not presenting two
different representations of the same
situations.
Lesson 4--Slide 32
What qualifications must a person meet
to serve as a deacon of a church?--Cont’d
(1 Tim 3:8 NKJV) Likewise deacons must be reverent,
not double-tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy
for money,
 He must be “not given to much wine.”

to hold the mind towards
J. Strong, Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance

not “holding the mind” on much wine
A. T. Robertson, Word Pictures in the New Testament

to pay close attention to something, with the
possible implication of agreement - ‘to pay
close attention to, to consider carefully.’
Johannes P. Louw and Eugene A. Nida, GreekEnglish Lexicon of the New Testament based on
Semantic Domains
Lesson 4--Slide 33
What qualifications must a person meet
to serve as a deacon of a church?--Cont’d
 He must be “not given to much wine.”-Con’t



The actual drinking of wine is not
explicitly mentioned in 3:8.
The admonition is against too much
attention to the thoughts of wine.
Continual contemplations lead to the
first drink and all that follow it.
 This is a very different expression than
“not given to wine” in I Tim. 3:3.
The Greek in 3:3 and 3:8 does not
suggest a comparison of consumption-neither mentions consumption!
Lesson 4--Slide 34
What qualifications must a person meet
to serve as a deacon of a church?--Cont’d
(1 Tim 3:8 NKJV) Likewise deacons must be
reverent, not double-tongued, not given to much wine,
not greedy for money,
 He must be “not greedy for money.”

pertaining to not being desirous or
greedy for money - ‘not loving wealth,
one who does not love money.’
Johannes P. Louw and Eugene A. Nida, GreekEnglish Lexicon of the New Testament based on
Semantic Domains
Lesson 4--Slide 35
What qualifications must a person meet
to serve as a deacon of a church?--Cont’d
(1 Tim 3:9 NKJV) holding the mystery of the faith
with a pure conscience.
 He must be one “holding the mystery of
the faith with a pure conscience.”
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
A deacon knows the faith, or teachings,
or doctrine of his Lord.
He is faithful to it, so that respecting
those teachings his conscience is pure.
He would not deny nor betray his Lord by
word or action, nor his Lord's
fundamental teachings about salvation,
worship, and the church.
Lesson 4--Slide 36
What qualifications must a person meet
to serve as a deacon of a church?--Cont’d
(1 Tim 3:10 NKJV) But let these also first be tested;
then let them serve as deacons, being found blameless.
 When must a deacon meet all these
qualification?
 How well must he meet them?
(“blameless” is the same Greek word as in Titus
1:6, 7)
Lesson 4--Slide 37
What qualifications must a person meet
to serve as a deacon of a church?--Cont’d
(1 Tim 3:11 NKJV) Likewise their wives must be
reverent, not slanderers, temperate, faithful in all
things.
 What qualities must the wife of
prospective deacon have?

“reverent” (same as deacons in verse 8)
‘honorable, worthy of respect, of good
character.’
Johannes P. Louw and Eugene A. Nida, GreekEnglish Lexicon of the New Testament based on
Semantic Domains

not “slanderers”
prone to slander, slanderous, accusing
falsely
Logos Research Systems, Inc., Enhanced Strong’s
Lexicon
Lesson 4--Slide 38
What qualifications must a person meet
to serve as a deacon of a church?--Cont’d
(1 Tim 3:11 NKJV) Likewise their wives must be
reverent, not slanderers, temperate, faithful in all things.
 What qualities must the wife of
prospective deacon have?--Cont’d

“temperate” (same as bishops in verse 2)
sober, temperate, abstinent in respect to
wine, etc.
H. K. Moulton, The Analytical Greek Lexicon-Revised

“faithful in all things” (like bishop’s
children in Titus 1:6)
pertaining to being sure, with the implication of being fully trustworthy - ‘sure.’
Johannes P. Louw and Eugene A. Nida, GreekEnglish Lexicon of the New Testament based on
Semantic Domains
Lesson 4--Slide 39
What qualifications must a person meet
to serve as a deacon of a church?--Cont’d
(1 Tim 3:12 NKJV) Let deacons be the husbands of one
wife, ruling their children and their own houses
[households, NASB] well.
 He must be “the husband of one wife”
(same as bishops in verse 2).

See Lesson 6 for references indicating that
this phrase (e.g, in I Tim. 5:9) means
married only once.
 This is reflected in some translations.
(1 Tim 3:12 Moffatt) Deacons are to be married only
once …
(1 Tim 3:12 NEB) Footnote: Or married to one wife, or
married only once.
 He must be a husband (“man”)
(a[ndra, masculine) (same as
Lesson 4--Slide 40
bishop in verse 1).
What qualifications must a person meet
to serve as a deacon of a church?--Cont’d
(1 Tim 3:12 NKJV) Let deacons be the husbands of
one wife, ruling their children and their own houses
[households, NASB] well.
 They must rule their “children” and
“houses” well.


This “ruling” requirement is much the
same as that in verse 4 for bishops.
This requires that the children be old
enough for others to see that the man
has them under control, but does not
require that the children be old enough
to assess their “faithfulness” to his
teachings/principles (as in the case of
the bishop).
Lesson 4--Slide 41
What qualifications must a person meet
to serve as a deacon of a church?--Cont’d
(1 Tim 3:13 NKJV) For those who have served well as
deacons obtain for themselves a good standing and
great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.
 What is the reward for serving well as a
deacon?
Lesson 4--Slide 42
What qualifications must a person meet
to serve as a deacon of a church?--Cont’d
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS:
 The man himself:

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male
holds to the faith with a clear
conscience
not fascinated with wine
not fascinated with wrongfully getting
wealth
Lesson 4--Slide 43
What qualifications must a person meet
to serve as a deacon of a church?--Cont’d
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS:--Cont’d
 The man’s family:
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married (but married only once)
rules his children
rules his household
his wife is of good character and worthy
of respect
his wife is not a slanderer
his wife is an abstainer
his wife is trustworthy
Lesson 4--Slide 44
What qualifications must a person meet
to serve as a deacon of a church?--Cont’d
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS:--Cont’d
 All those who know him:
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dignified
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not only trustworthy, but forthright
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he has demonstrated all the qualifications
Lesson 4--Slide 45
Is there God-established, required
conduct for a church/congregation?
(1 Tim 3:14 NKJV) These things I write to you,
though I hope to come to you shortly;
(1 Tim 3:15 NKJV) but if I am delayed, I write so
that you may know how you ought to conduct yourself
in the house of God, which is the church of the living
God, the pillar and ground of the truth.
 What areas of “conduct” in the “church”
has Paul addressed in this epistle?
 Is all this guidance required for all
churches? (Recall Lesson 2)
Lesson 4--Slide 46
Is there God-established, required
conduct for a church/congregation?
(1 Tim 3:16 NKJV) And without controversy great is
the mystery of godliness: God was manifested in the
flesh, Justified in the Spirit, Seen by angels, Preached
among the Gentiles, Believed on in the world,
Received up in glory.
 How did God (deity) fulfill all the items
mention here?
 How is the incarnation of Christ related
to the “mystery of Godliness”?
Lesson 4--Slide 47
What to Remember.
From Chapter 3
 What qualifications must a person
meet to serve as a bishop of a
church/congregation? See summary.
 What qualifications must a person
meet to serve as a deacon of a
church/congregation? See summary.
 There are God-established, required
provisions for the organization of a
church/congregation?
Lesson 4--Slide 48
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