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The Arrangements of the House; Tazapa

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Timothy Chapter 3 Verses 1-13: Paul’s purpose in writing this letter was to instruct Timothy regarding the church (verses 14-15). Of primary importance to any church is that its leaders be qualified to teach and set the example for the rest. These verses delineate those qualifications for pastors and deacons (see also notes on Titus 1:5-9). 1 Timothy 3:1 "This [is] a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work." “This is a true saying” (see note on 1:15). “Desire … desireth”: Two different Greek words are used. The first means “to reach out after.” It describes external action, not internal motive. The second means “a strong passion,” and refers to an inward desire. Taken together, these two words aptly describe the type of man who belongs in the ministry, one who outwardly pursues it because he is driven by a strong internal desire. “Bishop”: The word identifies the men who are responsible to lead the church (5:17; 1 Thess. 5:12; Heb. 13:7). In the New Testament, the words “bishop,” “elder,” “overseer”, and “pastor” are used interchangeably to describe the same men (Acts 20:17, 28; Titus 1:5-9; 1 Pet. 5:1-2). Bishops (pastors, overseer, elders), are responsible to lead (5:17), preach and teach