GOVERNMENT OF THE CHURCH
1 Timothy|3:1 This is a true saying, If a man desire the office
of a bishop, he desireth a good work.
1 Timothy|3:2 A bishop then “must” be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, ( prayerful; watchful, awake) sober, (To not act foolish) of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;
1 Timothy|3:3 Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; (Money) but patient, not a brawler, not covetous; ( lustful)
1 Timothy|3:4 One that ruleth well his own house, having his
children in subjection with all gravity; (seriousness)
1 Timothy|3:5 (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)
1 Timothy|3:6 Not a novice, (One who is unlearned in the scriptures; a babe or child in the Spirit) lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil.
1 Timothy|3:7 Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.
1 Timothy|3:8 Likewise “must” the deacons be grave, (earnest, thoughtful), not doubletongued, (Double-minded) not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre; (Money)
1 Timothy|3:9 Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure
1 Timothy|3:10 “And let these also first be proved”; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless.
1 Timothy|3:11 Even so must their wives be grave, (earnest, thoughtful) not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.
1 Timothy|3:12 Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.
1 Timothy|3:13 For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.
1 Timothy|3:14 These things write I unto thee, hoping to come unto thee shortly:
1 Timothy|3:15 But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.
1 Timothy|3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of
godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit,
seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.
Titus|1:5 For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest
set in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders in every city, as I had appointed thee:
Titus|1:6 If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having
faithful children not accused of riot or unruly.
Titus|1:7 For a bishop “must” be blameless, as the steward of God; not selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre;
Titus|1:8 “But a lover” of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate; (Doing things in moderation)
Titus|1:9 Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.
Titus|2:1 But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine:
Titus|2:2 That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, “sound in faith, in charity, in patience.”
Titus|2:3 The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;
Titus|2:4 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,
Titus|2:5 To be discreet, (Prudent and careful in speech and action) chaste, (Pure in taste and style; simple; not ormanented), keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.
Titus|2:6 Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded.
Titus|2:7 In all things showing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine showing uncorruptness, gravity, (In Seriousness, and not in foolishness) sincerity,
Titus|2:8 Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.
Titus|2:9 Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not answering again;
Titus|2:10 Not purloining, (Stealing) but showing all good fidelity; (loyalty) that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.
Titus|2:11 “For the grace of God that bringeth salvation” (Jesus Christ!) hath appeared to all men,
Titus|2:12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
Titus|2:13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious
appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
Titus|2:14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
Titus|2:15 These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.
Titus|3:1 Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and
powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work,
Titus|3:2 To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, showing all meekness unto all men.
Titus|3:3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish,
disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in
malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.
Titus|3:4 “But after that” the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared,
Titus|3:5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but
according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
Titus|3:6 Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;
Titus|3:7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made
heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
Titus|3:8 This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that
thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.
Titus|3:9 But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and
contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.
Titus|3:10 A man that is an heretic (A person that does not believe the truth but teaches contrary) after the first and second admonition reject;
Titus|3:11 Knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth,
being condemned of himself.
Titus|3:12 When I shall send Artemas unto thee, or Tychicus, be
diligent to come unto me to Nicopolis: for I have determined there to winter.
Titus|3:13 Bring Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their journey
diligently, that nothing be wanting unto them.
Titus|3:14 And let ours also learn to maintain good works for
necessary uses, that they be not unfruitful.
Titus|3:15 All that are with me salute thee. Greet them that love us in the faith. Grace be with you all. Amen.
2 Timothy|2:1 Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
2 Timothy|2:2 “And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also”.
2 Timothy|2:3 Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
2 Timothy|2:4 No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.
2 Timothy|2:5 And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he
not crowned, except he strive lawfully.
2 Timothy|2:6 The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the fruits.
2 Timothy|2:7 Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee
understanding in all things.
2 Timothy|2:8 Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel:
2 Timothy|2:9 Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even
unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound.
2 Timothy|2:10 Therefore I endure all things for the elect’s sakes,
that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.
2 Timothy|2:11 It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with
him, we shall also live with him:
2 Timothy|2:12 If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us:
2 Timothy|2:13 “If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful”: “he
cannot deny himself.”
2 Timothy|2:14 Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers.
2 Timothy|2:15 Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
2 Timothy|2:16 But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.
2 Timothy|2:17 And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus;
2 Timothy|2:18 Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some.
2 Timothy|2:19 Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.
2 Timothy|2:20 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour.
2 Timothy|2:21 If a man therefore purge himself from these, he
shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work.
2 Timothy|2:22 Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them ‘that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.”
2 Timothy|2:23 But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes.
2 Timothy|2:24 And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient,
2 Timothy|2:25 In meekness instructing those “that oppose
themselves”; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;
2 Timothy|2:26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, “who are taken captive by him at his (Satans) will”.