Bible verses about "deacons" | BLB

Romans 16:1

1 Now I commend to you Phoebe our sister, being also a servant of the church in Cenchrea,

Acts 6:1-15

1 Now in these days when the disciples are multiplying, there arose a grumbling of the Hellenists against the Hebrews, because their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution. 2 So the Twelve, having called near the multitude of the disciples, said, “It is not desirable for us, having neglected the word of God, to attend tables. 3 Therefore, brothers, select out from yourselves seven men being well attested, full of the Spirit and wisdom, whom we will appoint over this task. 4 And we will steadfastly continue in prayer and the ministry of the word.” 5 And the statement was pleasing before the whole multitude. And they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolas of Antioch, a convert, 6 whom they set before the apostles. And having prayed, they laid the hands on them. 7 And the word of God continued to increase, and the number of the disciples in Jerusalem was multiplied exceedingly, and a great multitude of the priests were becoming obedient to the faith. 8 Now Stephen, full grace and power, was performing great wonders and signs among the people. 9 But certain of those from the synagogue called Freedmen, including Cyrenians and Alexandrians and of those from Cilicia and Asia, arose, disputing with Stephen. 10 And they were not able to withstand the wisdom and the Spirit by whom he was speaking. 11 Then they suborned men, saying, “We have heard him speaking blasphemous words against Moses and God.” 12 And they stirred up the people, and the elders, and the scribes; and having come upon him, they seized him and brought him to the Council. 13 And they set false witnesses, saying, “This man does not stop speaking words against this holy place and the Law. 14 For we have heard him saying that this Jesus of Nazareth will destroy this place and will change the customs that Moses delivered to us.” 15 And having looked intently on him, all sitting in the Council saw his face as the face of an angel.

Acts 20:28

28 Take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has set you overseers, to shepherd the church of God, which He purchased with the own blood.

1 Timothy 3:1-13

1 Trustworthy is the saying: If anyone aspires to overseership, he is desirous of a good work. 2 Therefore it behooves the overseer to be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, 3 not given to wine, not a striker, but gentle, peaceable, not loving money, 4 managing the own house well, having children in submission, with all dignity— 5 but if one does not know how to manage the own household, how will he care for the church of God?— 6 not a novice, lest having been puffed up, he might fall into the judgment of the devil. 7 And it behooves him also to have a good testimony from those outside, so that he might not fall into reproach and the snare of the devil. 8 Deacons likewise must be dignified, not double-tongued, not being given to much wine, not greedy of dishonest gain, 9 holding to the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience. 10 And these also, let them be tested first; then let them serve, being blameless. 11 Women likewise must be dignified, not slanderers, clear-minded, faithful in all things. 12 Let deacons be husbands of one wife, managing the children and the own households well. 13 For those having served well acquire a good standing for themselves and great confidence in the faith that is in Christ Jesus.

1 Timothy 3:8

8 Deacons likewise must be dignified, not double-tongued, not being given to much wine, not greedy of dishonest gain,

Titus 1:6-9

6 if anyone is blameless, the husband of one wife, having believing children, not under accusation of debauchery, or insubordinate. 7 For it behooves the overseer to be blameless, as God’s steward; not self-willed, not quick tempered, not given to wine, not a striker, not greedy of base gain, 8 but hospitable, a lover of good, self-controlled, upright, holy, and disciplined; 9 holding to the faithful word according to the teaching, that he may be able both to encourage with sound teaching and to convict those contradicting it.

1 Timothy 3:2

2 Therefore it behooves the overseer to be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,

John 12:26

26 If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also. If anyone serves Me, the Father will honor him.

1 Timothy 3:1-16

1 Trustworthy is the saying: If anyone aspires to overseership, he is desirous of a good work. 2 Therefore it behooves the overseer to be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, 3 not given to wine, not a striker, but gentle, peaceable, not loving money, 4 managing the own house well, having children in submission, with all dignity— 5 but if one does not know how to manage the own household, how will he care for the church of God?— 6 not a novice, lest having been puffed up, he might fall into the judgment of the devil. 7 And it behooves him also to have a good testimony from those outside, so that he might not fall into reproach and the snare of the devil. 8 Deacons likewise must be dignified, not double-tongued, not being given to much wine, not greedy of dishonest gain, 9 holding to the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience. 10 And these also, let them be tested first; then let them serve, being blameless. 11 Women likewise must be dignified, not slanderers, clear-minded, faithful in all things. 12 Let deacons be husbands of one wife, managing the children and the own households well. 13 For those having served well acquire a good standing for themselves and great confidence in the faith that is in Christ Jesus. 14 I am writing these things to you, hoping to come to you in a short time, 15 but if I should delay, so that you may know how it behooves one to conduct oneself in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and base of the truth. 16 And confessedly, great is the mystery of godliness: Who was revealed in the flesh, was justified in the Spirit, was seen by angels, was proclaimed among the nations, was believed on in the world, was taken up in glory.

Philippians 1:1

1 Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus, To all the saints in Christ Jesus being in Philippi, with the overseers and deacons:

1 Timothy 3:11

11 Women likewise must be dignified, not slanderers, clear-minded, faithful in all things. 12 Let deacons be husbands of one wife, managing the children and the own households well.

Acts 6:1-6

1 Now in these days when the disciples are multiplying, there arose a grumbling of the Hellenists against the Hebrews, because their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution. 2 So the Twelve, having called near the multitude of the disciples, said, “It is not desirable for us, having neglected the word of God, to attend tables. 3 Therefore, brothers, select out from yourselves seven men being well attested, full of the Spirit and wisdom, whom we will appoint over this task. 4 And we will steadfastly continue in prayer and the ministry of the word.” 5 And the statement was pleasing before the whole multitude. And they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolas of Antioch, a convert, 6 whom they set before the apostles. And having prayed, they laid the hands on them.

1 Timothy 3:8-13

8 Deacons likewise must be dignified, not double-tongued, not being given to much wine, not greedy of dishonest gain, 9 holding to the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience. 10 And these also, let them be tested first; then let them serve, being blameless. 11 Women likewise must be dignified, not slanderers, clear-minded, faithful in all things. 12 Let deacons be husbands of one wife, managing the children and the own households well. 13 For those having served well acquire a good standing for themselves and great confidence in the faith that is in Christ Jesus.

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