THE BISHOP

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The BISHOP or ELDER or OVERSEER is to be the husband of one wife.
A holy man who is not new in his Christian life.


One who is of good behavior, sober, gentle,and temperate
Not coveting...............................................................


One who has faithful children
Who is blameless, hospitable, just, and a lover of what is good


BISHOPS are not to ...................................................................................
And those who rule well should have twice the honor if they can also preach.


BISHOPS are to be ordained in every city in the Churches of the Lord
And have the knowledge...................................................................


BISHOPS should willingly...............................................................
A wise and fair person who to the outside world has a good name.


BISHOPS of the Church are to pray over those who are sick or ill
And to anoint................................................................................


But if against a BISHOP you wish to make an accusation
To have any power...............................................................


R. L. Wagner III

Scripture References: Line 1:Titus 1:6 7;Line 2:Titus 1:8, I Timothy 3:6;
Line 3:I Timothy 3:2,3, Titus 1:8;Line 4:I Timothy 3:2,3,7,Titus 1:8;Line 5:
Titus 1:6, I Timothy 3:4;Line 6: Titus 1:7&8, I Timothy 3:2;Line7: I Peter
5:3;Line 8: I Timothy 5:17;Line 9:Titus 1:5;Line 10:Titus 1:9;Line 11: I
Peter 5:2;Line 12:Titus 1:8, I Timothy 3:2;Line 13 & 14: James 5:14;
Line:15 & 16: I Timothy 5:19.



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