How Deacons and Elders of a Church should conduct themselves and Pastoral duties to the church, according the Bible.
Deacons Conduct Paul was in prison, waiting to go to trial and sent a thank you letter to the church in Philippi specifically addressing the saints in Christ Jesus, the bishops, and the deacons.
Paul And Timotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus which are at Philipppi, with the bishops and deacons: Philip. 1:1
While Paul traveled to Macedonia he gave Timothy specific instructions on his pastoral duties and personal conduct while he was in Ephesus as a leader trying to dispel false doctrines.
Paul, An apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope; I Tim. 1:1
Unto Timothy, my own son in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord. I Tim. 1:2
Teach no other doctrine
As I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus, when I went into Macedonia, that thou mightest charge some that they teach no other doctine, I Tim. 1:3
Edify one another in faith Do not teach fables or pay attention to genealogies. Do not minister topics which cause people to question God. Do Godly edifying in faith (teach, enlighten and inform moral and righteous knowledge) Don't waste time on fables and endless genealogies. Do edify in faith
Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do. I Tim. 1:4
Be charitable with a pure heart, in good conscience, and of faith.
Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned: I Tim. 1:5
Do not turn aside with vain jangling (vain talk, quarrel, arguing, prideful or self conceited talk).
From which some having swerved have turned aside into vain jangling; I Tim. 1:6
Be teachers of God's law.
Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor where of they affirm. I Tim. 1:7
Be grave (carry yourself with calm dignity. Do not be double tongued (two faced, deceitful, dishonest or fraudulent). Do not drink wine to the point of drunkeness. Do not be greedy. Do not obtain money dishonestly.
Likewise must the deacons be grave, not double tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre; I Tim. 3:8
Be righteous. Do not be lawless or disobedient (teach and follow God's laws). Do not be ungodly, unholy, or profane. Do not be a murderer, whoremonger, or menstealers. Do not lie or perjure persons. Know that the law is made for sinners. Do not do anything contrary to sound doctrine.
Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for man slayers, I Tim. 1:9
For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine; I TIm. 1:10 Elder Conduct Set things in order. Ordain elders in every city.
Titus 1:5 For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders in every city, as I had appointed thee:
Be blameless, husband of only one wife, and faith ful children.
Titus 1:6 If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly.
Do Gods will not your own. Does not get angry easily. Do not be given to wine. Do not be a striker (one who is hot tempered or prone to physical outbursts) Not given to filthy lucre (money gained in a dishonest way).
Titus 1:7 For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre;
Be hospitable. Love good men. Be sober. Be just. Be holy. Be temperate. Teach sound doctrine. Do not be a deceiver. Rebuke evil and false teachers.
Titus 1:8 But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate;
Titus 1:9 Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.
Titus 1:10 For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision:
Titus 1:11 Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake.
Titus 1:12 One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, The Cretians are alway liars, evil beasts, slow bellies.
Titus 1:13 This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith;
Titus 1:14 Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth.
Titus 1:15 Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled.
Titus 1:16 They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.
Acts 14:23 Acts 15:2 Acts 15:4 Acts 15:6, 22-23 Acts 16:4 Acts 20:17 Acts 21:18 Phil. 1:1 I Tim. 3:1-2 I Tim. 5:17-19 James 5:14 I Peter 5:1-4 2 John 1 3 John 1
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