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God's blessing of multiplying people in an assembly requires a multiplying of trained leaders from within the people.Deuteronomy 1:10-15Deuteronomy 1:9--33Body Of Christ, Spiritual Leaders, Multiply
As a community of Christ-followers, there is sharing of and a rejoicing in the harvest of all who participated in the work as well as those who benefited from the harvest (what was "brought in") - all of which brings them to remember God's salvation, guidance, and provision.Deuteronomy 16:9-12Deuteronomy 16:9-12Body Of Christ, Generous Giving, Remember
Communities of God's people need arbitrators because people in communities have disagreements and a variety of issues with one another.Deuteronomy 16:18-20Deuteronomy 16:18-22Body Of Christ, Disagree, Arbitrators
Recognize there are in the body of Christ those who are more spiritually mature - those gifted by the Spirit with more spiritual wisdom and understanding - whose counsel should be sought when faced with difficult decisions or choices.Deuteronomy 17:8-11Deuteronomy 17:8-13Body Of Christ, Filled With Wisdom, Maturity
As the temple (built by Solomon) in Jerusalem was to be a house 'for God's name' (reputation, character, face) so is the (body of) Christ-followers to 'house' God's name (reputation, character, face).1 Kings 5:3-5, 1 Corinthians 6:19-201 Kings 5God's name, body of Christ, character
Those whose actions hurt, break, or damage relationships (among those experiencing unity) in the body of Christ are working against God's will.Proverbs 6:19, Acts 4:32, Ephesians 4:13Proverbs 6:19stewardship, body of Christ, relationship
People bringing others in need to the church see it as bringing them to Jesus.Mark 9:14-17Mark 9:14-17church, need, body of Christ
Disciples are the body of Christ on this earth.Mark 9:17Mark 9:17body of Christ, disciples
The body of Christ is to be a 'loving-each-other' community.John 13:34-35John 13:33-35body of Christ, love others, one another
The 'badge' identifying Christ-followers is their love for one another - characterized by (1) involvement, (2) commitment, and (3) sacrifice.John 13:34-35John 13:34-35love, body of Christ, behavior
Each Christ-follower is IN CHRIST - to make up Christ's body, the church.John 14:17-20John 14:15-20church, body of Christ, Christ-followers
Flagrant sin, abusing the grace of God, is not to be tolerated inside the body of Christ - but to be addressed, corrected, or else expelled.1 Corinthians 5:6-71 Corinthians 5:1-13God's Grace, Body Of Christ, Abuse of Grace
Roles, including the authority to exercise the roles, are given by God to the body of Christ for the purpose of edification.1 Corinthians 10:81 Corinthians 10:8Authority, Body Of Christ, Roles
Complete furnishing of the house / equipping Christ-followers and 'structuring up' or edifying of the body of Christ-followers (corporately) requires, apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers.Ephesians 4:11-12Ephesians 4equipping, gifts, body of Christ
Women IN CHRIST are to do good works, because God desires men saved, God sent Jesus as Mediator, to pay mankind's ransom - dressing modestly and sensibly (avoiding fancy rich jewelry and clothing) to epress their heart toward God (shunning self-centeredness).1 Timothy 2:9-101 Timothy 2:9-10Jesus Christ, body of Christ, women
Women in the body of Christ are to learn in quiet and calmness in a mindset of submission while continuing to trust God, love others, behave in a 'set-apart' (IN CHIRST) way while eercising self-restraint - avoiding instruction of or authority over men ( IN CHRIST) in order to be in harmony with Ephesians 5:31-33.1 Timothy 2:11-151 Timothy 2:11-15body of Christ, women, behavior
God's economy involves a structure He put into place - authority & submission; Jesus submits to God; man submits to God; church submits to Christ; and woman submits to man (husband) (See also Ephesians 5).1 Timothy 2:11-151 Timothy 2:11-15authority, body of Christ, women
In an assembly of Christ-followers (men and women) a woman is not to be permitted to exercise the role of teacher or a role of authority (govern over, domineer) over men.1 Timothy 2:11-151 Timothy 2:11-15authority, body of Christ, women
Necessary qualifications to be a bishop or overseer include (1) above reproach (no accusations that stick), (2) a one-wife husband, (3) abstain from all or immoderate use of wine, (4) sober or sound mind (prudent), (5) well behaved, (6) apt to and skillful in teaching, (7) avoids sitting long at wine, (8) not violent, (9) not loving money (greedy), (10) not covetous, (11) governs his household well (including respect from children), (12) not a novice IN CHRIST (a novice as bishop elicits pride and all that goes with pride), and (13) a good testimony or reputation among those outside the body of Christ.1 Timothy 3:1-71 Timothy 3:1-7service, body of Christ, bishop
Necessary qualifications for a man IN CHRIST to serve the church as a deacon (waiter, servant) include: (1) reverent (respected), (2) not deceitfuil in speech, (3) avoids long time over wine, (4) not eager for sordid (shady) financial gain, (5) holds clearly the message of the Gospel of Christ, (6) has been proven blameless overe time, (7) whose wife is respected (not a false accuser, free from intoxicants, reliable in all things), (8) have one wife, (9) and manages his household well.1 Timothy 3:8-131 Timothy 3:8-13service, body of Christ, deacon
Those who faithfully serve as deacons earn a good standing in the body of Christ.1 Timothy 3:8-131 Timothy 3:8-13service, body of Christ, deacon
The truths and injunctions in 1 Timothy (chapters 1-6) are given as guidelines to the body of Christ in order to know how to carry on as the family of God - the structure of the family of God; who is in charge, their qualifications and functions; the interactions of those within the body of Christ --- all with godliness (piety, revernce for God) at the core in the light of the revelation of Jesus Christ (all that is in that revelation).1 Timothy 3:14-161 Timothy 3:14-16service, body of Christ, godliness
The Holy Spirit has expressly warned the body of Christ that in the LATTER TIMES some in the body will take up a position (doctrinal) away from the faith (Gospel of grace and faith in Jesus Christ) paying full attention to the erroneous teachings brought by demons --- those false teachers will be play acting as they teach erors because their conscience is cauterized (destroying spiritual nerve endings).1 Timothy 4:1-21 Timothy 4:1-2body of Christ, false teachers, warnings
Widows indeed (no family, without support, has good testimony, active spiritual life -prayer with trust in God, sixty plus years old, had been the wife of one man) in the body of Christ are to (1) be honored and (2) be assisted (socio-economically) by the church.1 Timothy 5:3-161 Timothy 5:3-16responsible, body of Christ, widows
Widows who have family (siblings, children, or grandchildren) look to their family for socio-economic relief while younger (than sixty) widows are encourage to marry again.1 Timothy 5:3-161 Timothy 5:3-16responsible, body of Christ, widows
Those in the body of Christ with relatives as widows are to care for those widows - such care and ministry pleases God while failing to care for them is like denying one's faith in Christ.1 Timothy 5:3-161 Timothy 5:3-16responsible, body of Christ, widows
Prejudice and partiality have no place in the body of Christ - especially to be avoided by spirutal leaders carrying out their responsibilities.1 Timothy 5:211 Timothy 5:21-22prejudice, body of Christ, spiritual leaders
Spiritual leaders are under an injunction to repeatedly speak about what fits with or matches with sound, wholesome, spiritually healthy teaching: older women in Christ (1) be reverent in behavior (carrying on with their mind God-ward, (2) not false accusers like Satan, (3) spend little or no time at wine, (4) teachers of good things - reminding the younger women (A) to love their husbands and children, (B) to exercise self-control, (C) to be pure and modest, (D) to work at home (domestically inclined), (E) to be good and kind, (F) to obey their own husbands - all so God's Word will not be blasphemed (defamed or vilified).Titus 2:3-5Titus 2:3-5body of Christ, teach, spiritual leaders
Spiritual leaders are under an injunction to repeatedly speak about what fits with or matches with sound, wholesome, spiritually healthy teaching: younger men in Christ (1) to be sober minded, self-controlled or curb passions.Titus 2:6-8Titus 2:6-8body of Christ, teach, spiritual leaders
Spiritual leaders are to set a pattern (example to be imitated of doing good (things, works) as in (1) teaching with integrity (living what you teach), (2) teach with gravity (its heavy, important), (3) teaching with spiritual consistency (not allowing spoilage related to quality or quantity) - the soundness of the teaching validated by a consistent living so accussers have nothing evil or wicked to say of you.Titus 2:6-8Titus 2:6-8body of Christ, teach, spiritual leaders
Spiritual leaders are under an injunction to repeatedly speak about what fits or matches with sound, wholesome, spiritually healthy teaching: employees or servants to (1) do what you are told to do, fulfill your responsibilities, (2) do what pleases your employer or master, avoiding a negative or argumentative relationship, (3) not pilfer or embezzel employer or master possessions, (4) show the employer or master fidelity, trustworthiness - these attitudes and actions will adorn, garnish, make more attractive the teachings (words of) of God, our Savior.Titus 2:9-10Titus 2:9-10body of Christ, teach, spiritual leaders
The saving grace of God that brings salvation (first in Jesus Christ) has appeared all over the world teaching - instructing as training up a child - us IN CHRIST to (1) deny or renounce ungodliness (man-centeredness), (2) deny worldly, fleshly lusts and desires, (3) live soberly, balanced thought lives, (4) righteously (obeying God) doing what God says, (5) God-oriented thinking and living in the days in which we live, and (6) anticipating the return of Jesus Christ.Titus 2:11-13Titus 2:11-13body of Christ, teach, spiritual leaders
Spiritual leaders are under an injunction to (1) repeatedly speak about what fits with or matches with those (verses 11-14) things, to (2) exhort, personally instruct or address, and to (3) rebuke - convince with solid compelling evidence, expose - and do so (all three of these points) with every form of authority (all the leverage) possible not letting anyone look down on them (especially of a younger spiritual leader).Titus 2:11-15Titus 2:11-15body of Christ, teach, spiritual leaders
Spiritual leaders are not to allow those they teach, encourage, and rebuke to think less of them (depreciate or look down on) by earning their respect.Titus 2:15Titus 2:11-15body of Christ, teach, spiritual leaders
Spiritual leaders are under an injunction to put Christ-followers in remembrance (admonish) again and again how to live in a civil and / or secular society: (1) yield, submit to civil order and authorities, (2) do what civil authorities say, (3) continually be prepared to do every kind of good work, (4) do not vilify anyone (speak evil of), (5) be peaceable (non-violent), (6) be gentle - appropriate, equitable, not extremists - and (7) be an example of all kinds of consideration, gentleness, humility to all men.Titus 3:1-2Titus 3:1-2body of Christ, submission, spiritual leaders
Spiritual leaders are to constantly affirm or emphasize these things to those who have believed God's Gospel: (1) don't forget to maintain or practice good works (which are advantageous and good for everyone), (2) avoid foolish disputes, (3) avoid genealogies - the blood line that makes the difference is the blood of Christ, (4) avoid contentions and strivings about law-requirements which are contrary to grace, being unprofitable and useless, and (5) reject from the fellowship one who continues to be divisive (even after rebukes and warnings) - such have condemned themselves to this process.Titus 3:8-11Titus 3:6-11Christ's life, body of Christ, spiritual leaders