They do all their deeds to be seen by others. Who is sufficient for these things? Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools They have forsaken the Lord, they have despised the Holy One of Israel, they are utterly estranged. For you may be sure of this, that everyone who is sexually immoral or impure, or who is covetous (that is, an idolater), has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood. Moreover, look for able men from all the people, men who fear God, who are trustworthy and hate a bribe, and place such men over the people as chiefs of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties, and of tens. We have a responsibility to lead and to lead well. B J ‣ Contact me: openbibleinfo (at) gmail.com. And the LORD sent an angel, which cut off all the mighty men of valour, and the leaders and captains in the camp of the king of Assyria. This is why I left you in Crete, so that you might put what remained into order, and appoint elders in every town as I directed you—. For I brought you up from the land of Egypt and redeemed you from the house of slavery, and I sent before you Moses, Aaron, and Miriam. One who is taught the word must share all good things with the one who teaches. ‣ He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive, for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God's church? Please note: I reserve the right to delete comments that are offensive or off-topic. I think it refers to sins that, if they came to light, would confuse the flock and harm the church’s wider reputation. Christians in the congregation are confused and unbelievers have their prejudices confirmed. For it is shameful for a woman to speak in church. ... To the woman he said, “I will surely multiply your pain in childbearing; in pain you shall bring forth children. The churches of Asia send you greetings. Contact me: openbibleinfo (at) gmail.com. They are prophesying to you a lying vision, worthless divination, and the deceit of their own minds. If I say to the wicked, ‘You shall surely die,’ and you give him no warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, in order to save his life, that wicked person shall die for his iniquity, but his blood I will require at your hand. Plus there is no fear of future exposure. Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. The Lord opened her heart to pay attention to what was said by Paul. Now I want you all to speak in tongues, but even more to prophesy. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” ... A ruler who lacks understanding is a cruel oppressor, but he who hates unjust gain will prolong his days. E If, for example, they don’t believe themselves justified in God’s sight then they are likely to become hesitant in their preaching and pastoral work for fear of their own exposure. And the twelve were with him, and also some women who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities: Mary, called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out, and Joanna, the wife of Chuza, Herod's household manager, and Susanna, and many others, who provided for them out of their means. Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. All these with one accord were devoting themselves to prayer, together with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and his brothers. But not so with you. But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints. Berean Study Bible May his days be few; may another take his … I will set shepherds over them who will care for them, and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, neither shall any be missing, declares the Lord. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you. They have forsaken the Lord, they have despised the Holy One of Israel, they are utterly estranged. N Older men are to be sober-minded, dignified, self-controlled, sound in faith, in love, and in steadfastness.