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1 Timothy 3:8-13

8 In the same way, deacons are to be worthy of respect, sincere, not indulging in much wine, and not pursuing dishonest gain.

9 They must keep hold of the deep truths of the faith with a clear conscience.

10 They must first be tested; and then if there is nothing against them, let them serve as deacons.11 In the same way, the women are to be worthy of respect, not malicious talkers but temperate and trustworthy in everything.

12 A deacon must be faithful to his wife and must manage his children and his household well.

13 Those who have served well gain an excellent standing and great assurance in their faith in Christ Jesus.


133 Now, remember, the deacon is a policeman, and a deacon’s office is actually more strict than most any office in the church. I don’t know of an office any more stricter than the deacon’s office. That’s right, because he’s got a—he’s got a real job, and he’s God’s man. He’s God’s man just as much as the pastor is God’s man. Certainly, he is. He is God’s servant.

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  Rev. William Marrion Branham


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