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Devotional Thoughts, Part 1

07 Mar

The following comes from Section 3 of Luther’s Small Catechism: Table of Duties

To Bishops, Pastors, and Preachers

The overseer must be above reproach, the husband of but one wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money.  He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him with proper respect.  — 1 Tim. 3:2-4

He must not be a recent convert, or he may become conceited and fall under the same judgment as the devil.  — 1 Tim. 3:6

He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it.  — Titus 1:9

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