This saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance: "Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners"-- and I am the worst of them.
This saying is trustworthy and deserves full acceptance.
This saying is trustworthy: For if we have died with Him, we will also live with Him;
This saying is trustworthy. I want you to insist on these things, so that those who have believed God might be careful to devote themselves to good works. These are good and profitable for everyone.
An overseer, therefore, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, self-controlled, sensible, respectable, hospitable, an able teacher,
not addicted to wine, not a bully but gentle, not quarrelsome, not greedy--
one who manages his own household competently, having his children under control with all dignity.
(If anyone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he take care of God's church?)
He must not be a new convert, or he might become conceited and fall into the condemnation of the Devil.
Furthermore, he must have a good reputation among outsiders, so that he does not fall into disgrace and the Devil's trap.
"For it is written in the Book of Psalms: Let his dwelling become desolate; let no one live in it; and Let someone else take his position.
Paul and Timothy, slaves of Christ Jesus: To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, including the overseers and deacons.
For an overseer, as God's manager, must be blameless, not arrogant, not quick tempered, not addicted to wine, not a bully, not greedy for money,
For you were like sheep going astray, but you have now returned to the shepherd and guardian of your souls.
Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among whom the Holy Spirit has appointed you as overseers, to shepherd the church of God, which He purchased with His own blood.
See to it that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no root of bitterness springs up, causing trouble and by it, defiling many.
None of you, however, should suffer as a murderer, a thief, an evildoer, or as a meddler.
shepherd God's flock among you, not overseeing out of compulsion but freely, according to God's [will]; not for the money but eagerly;
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, but violence takes lives.
I tell you, in the same way, there is joy in the presence of God's angels over one sinner who repents."
Now I am speaking to you Gentiles. In view of the fact that I am an apostle to the Gentiles, I magnify my ministry,
for the training of the saints in the work of ministry, to build up the body of Christ,
And we exhort you, brothers: warn those who are lazy, comfort the discouraged, help the weak, be patient with everyone.
My brothers, if any among you strays from the truth, and someone turns him back,
he should know that whoever turns a sinner from the error of his way will save his life from death and cover a multitude of sins.