church of Christ
David Bast Dewain Bilbrey
Jimmy Jurajda Bill Warren
1 Timothy 3:8-13
8 Deacons, likewise, are to be men worthy of respect,
sincere, not indulging in much wine, and not pursuing
9 They must keep hold of the deep truths of the faith with a
10 They must first be tested; and then if there is nothing
against them, let them serve as deacons.
11 In the same way, their wives are to be women worthy of
respect, not malicious talkers but temperate and
trustworthy in everything.
12 A deacon must be the husband of but one wife and must
manage his children and his household well.
13 Those who have served well gain an excellent standing
and great assurance in their faith in Christ Jesus.
2 So the Twelve gathered all the disciples together and
said, "It would not be right for us to neglect the ministry of
the word of God in order to wait on tables.
3 Brothers, choose seven men from among you who are
known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will turn this
responsibility over to them
4 and will give our attention to prayer and the ministry of
5 This proposal pleased the whole group. They chose
Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit; also
Philip, Procorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolas
from Antioch, a convert to Judaism.
6 They presented these men to the apostles, who prayed
and laid their hands on them.