September 19, 2017

First Timothy 3: 1- 13

3:1 It is a faithful saying: if a man desires the episcopate, he desires a good work.
3:2 Therefore, it is necessary for a bishop to be beyond reproach, the husband of one wife, sober, prudent, gracious, chaste, hospitable, a teacher,
3:3 not a drunkard, not combative but restrained, not quarrelsome, not covetous;
3:4 but a man who leads his own house well, having children who are subordinate with all chastity.
3:5 For if a man does not know how to lead his own house, how will he take care of the Church of God?
3:6 He must not be a new convert, lest, being elated by pride, he may fall under the sentence of the devil.
3:7 And it is necessary for him also to have good testimony from those who are outside, so that he may not fall into disrepute and the snare of the devil.
3:8 Similarly, deacons must be chaste, not double-tongued, not given to much wine, not pursuing tainted profit,
3:9 holding to the mystery of the faith with a pure conscience.
3:10 And these things should be proven first, and then they may minister, being without offense.
3:11 Similarly, the women must be chaste, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.
3:12 Deacons should be the husband of one wife, men who lead their own children and their own houses well.
3:13 For those who have ministered well will acquire for themselves a good position, and much confidence in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.

Luke 7: 11- 17

7:11 And it happened afterwards that he went to a city, which is called Nain. And his disciples, and an abundant crowd, went with him.
7:12 Then, when he had drawn near to the gate of the city, behold, a deceased person was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow. And a large crowd from the city was with her.
7:13 And when the Lord had seen her, being moved by mercy over her, he said to her, “Do not weep.”
7:14 And he drew near and touched the coffin. Then those who carried it stood still. And he said, “Young man, I say to you, arise.”
7:15 And the dead youth sat up and began to speak. And he gave him to his mother.
7:16 Then fear fell over all of them. And they magnified God, saying: “For a great prophet has risen up among us,” and, “For God has visited his people.”
7:17 And this word about him went out to all of Judea and to the entire surrounding region.