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1 Timothy 3:1-7
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Qualifications for Overseers

1The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task. 2Therefore an overseer1 must be above reproach, the husband of one wife,2 sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, 3not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. 4He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive, 5for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God's church? 6He must not be a recent convert, or he may become puffed up with conceit and fall into the condemnation of the devil. 7Moreover, he must be well thought of by outsiders, so that he may not fall into disgrace, into a snare of the devil.


  • 1 3:2 Or bishop; Greek episkopos; a similar term occurs in verse 1
  • 2 3:2 Or a man of one woman; also verse 12
Displaying 1-4 of 4 sermons for this passage.

The Mystery of Godliness

1 Timothy 3:14-16

Series: Household of Faith, Volume 1

Sermon 39:44 ID: 1968

Deacons and Their Wives

1 Timothy 3:8-16

Series: Household of Faith, Volume 1

Sermon 49:37 ID: 1964

Elders-Taking Care of God's Church

1 Timothy 3:1-7

Series: Household of Faith, Volume 1

Sermon 44:06 ID: 1963

The Role of Elders in the Church — Part Three

1 Timothy 3:1-16

Series: Authority in the Church

Sermon 34:59 ID: 1150

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Household of Faith, Volume 1

1 Timothy 1:1-20, 1 Timothy 2:1-15, 1 Timothy 3:1-16, 1 Timothy 4:1-16 Series ID: 15401