Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.
1 Corinthians 4:13
We are made as the filth of the world, and the refuse of all things to this day.
2 Corinthians 12:6
For though I should incline to boast, I shall not be a fool; for I should speak truth. But I forbear least any one should think of me above what he seeth me to be, or heareth from me.
1 Corinthians 3:5
Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whose means ye embraced the faith, even as the Lord gave success to each of them?
1 Corinthians 9:16
For if I preach the gospel, yet I have no ground for boasting; because I am under necessity to do it: and wo is me if I do not preach the Gospel.
Who then is the faithful and prudent servant, whom his lord hath set over his family to give them food in due season?
2 Corinthians 4:5
for we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord, and ourselves your servants for the sake of Jesus.
2 Corinthians 6:4
but in every thing approving ourselves as the ministers of God; by much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in straits,
2 Corinthians 11:23
so am I: are they ministers of Christ? (if I may speak as a fool) I am more: in labors more abundant, in stripes far exceeding, in prisons more frequently, and often even in deaths.
Of which I was made a minister according to the dispensation of God, which is given me towards you, that I might fully declare the word of God:
1 Timothy 3:6
not one newly converted, least being puffed up he fall into the condemnation of the devil.
And the Lord said, Who is indeed that faithful and wise steward, whom his master will set over his family to give out the measure of food in due season?
And He said also to his disciples, There was a certain rich man, who had a steward; and he was accused to him of wasting his goods.
For a bishop must be blameless as the steward of God, not self-willed, not passionate, not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of sordid gain:
1 Peter 4:10
as every one hath received a gift, imparting it to each other, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
1 Corinthians 2:7
But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, that hidden wisdom which God ordained before the worlds for our glory:
And He answered them, saying, Because it is granted unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not granted:
And he said unto them, To you it is granted to know the mystery of the kingdom of God; but unto them that are without all things are delivered in parables:
And He said, To you it is granted to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but I speak to others in parables, that in seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand.
Now to Him that is able to establish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, (conformable to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret in former times,
having made known to us the secret of his will, according to his good pleasure, which He had before purposed in Himself:
that by immediate revelation He made known to me the mystery, (as I wrote before in brief, by which,
and for me particularly, that utterance may be given me, that I may open my mouth with freedom, to make known the mystery of the gospel:
even that mystery which was hid from former ages and generations, but is now manifested to his saints:
that their hearts may be comforted, being knit together in love, and to all the riches of a full assurance of understanding in these things, to the acknowledgment of the mystery of our God and Father, and of Christ:
Praying at the same time for us also, that God would open to us a door of utterance, to declare the mystery of Christ, for which also I am in bonds: that I may make it manifest, as I ought.
1 Timothy 3:9
holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.