Qualifications for Deacons

1 Timothy 3

8 Likewise deacons must be reverent, not double-tongued, b not given to much wine, not greedy for money, 9 holding the 1 mystery of the faith with a pure conscience. 10 But let these also first be tested; then let them serve as deacons, being found blameless. 11 Likewise, their wives must be reverent, not 2 slanderers, temperate, faithful in all things. 12 Let deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well. 13 For those who have served well as deacons c obtain for themselves a good standing and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.

  1. Cross References
    Ezekiel 44:21
    No priest shall drink wine when he enters the inner court.
  2. Cross References
    Matthew 25:21
    "His lord said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.'
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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