1 Timothy 3:1

This is a faithful saying, "If any man is seeking the office of a minister he is aspiring to a noble task."

Acts 20:28

Take heed to yourselves and to all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has appointed you overseers, and be shepherds of the church of God which he has purchased with his own blood.

1 Timothy 1:15

Faithful is the saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that "Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners"! And there is no greater sinner than I!

Philippians 1:1

Paul and Timothy, slaves of Christ Jesus, to all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, and to the elders and deacons.

1 Peter 5:2

Be shepherds to your flock of God; take charge of them willingly, and not through compulsion; not for filthy lucre, but with a willing mind;

Acts 1:20

"For it is written in the Book of Psalms, Let his dwelling-place be desolate; Let no man dwell there, also, Let another take his work.

Titus 1:7

For indeed a presiding officer, as God's steward, ought to be blameless, not self-willed or quick-tempered, not a drunkard or violent, or greedy of filthy lucre;

1 Peter 2:25

For you were straying like lost sheep, but you are now returned to the Shepherd and Guardian of your souls.

1 Peter 2:25

For you were straying like lost sheep, but you are now returned to the Shepherd and Guardian of your souls.

Luke 15:10

"Even so I tell you there is joy in the presence of the angels for God over one sinner who repents."

Romans 11:13

For to you who are Gentiles I say that since I am an apostle to the Gentiles, I glorify my ministry,

Ephesians 4:12

in order to equip the saints for the work of serving, for the building up of the Body of Christ??13 till we all come in the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to the maturity of manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ.

1 Thessalonians 5:14

And, brothers, we urge you to admonish the disorderly, comfort the faint-hearted, sustain the weak, lose patience with none.

1 Timothy 3:2-7

The minister should be a man of blameless character; he should be husband of but one wife; he should live a sober, self-restrained, orderly life; he should be hospitable, skilled in teaching;

1 Timothy 4:9

Faithful is the saying, and worthy of all acceptation.

2 Timothy 2:11

Faithful is the saying. "If we have died with him, we shall also live with him.

Titus 3:8

This saying is trustworthy. On this I want you to firmly insist; that those who have faith in God must be careful to maintain honest occupations. Such counsels are good and profitable for men.

Hebrews 12:15

Look carefully that there be no one who falls back from the grace of God; that no root of bitterness springs up to trouble you, and by its means many become defiled.

James 5:19-20

My brothers, if any one of you strays from the truth, and some one brings him back,

1 Peter 4:15

But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evil-doer, or as a spy upon other people's business.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.

Bible References

Is a

1 Timothy 1:15
Faithful is the saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that "Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners"! And there is no greater sinner than I!
1 Timothy 4:9
Faithful is the saying, and worthy of all acceptation.
2 Timothy 2:11
Faithful is the saying. "If we have died with him, we shall also live with him.
Titus 3:8
This saying is trustworthy. On this I want you to firmly insist; that those who have faith in God must be careful to maintain honest occupations. Such counsels are good and profitable for men.

The office

1 Timothy 3:2
The minister should be a man of blameless character; he should be husband of but one wife; he should live a sober, self-restrained, orderly life; he should be hospitable, skilled in teaching;
Acts 1:20
"For it is written in the Book of Psalms, Let his dwelling-place be desolate; Let no man dwell there, also, Let another take his work.
Philippians 1:1
Paul and Timothy, slaves of Christ Jesus, to all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, and to the elders and deacons.
Titus 1:7
For indeed a presiding officer, as God's steward, ought to be blameless, not self-willed or quick-tempered, not a drunkard or violent, or greedy of filthy lucre;
1 Peter 2:25
For you were straying like lost sheep, but you are now returned to the Shepherd and Guardian of your souls.

Desireth

Luke 15:10
"Even so I tell you there is joy in the presence of the angels for God over one sinner who repents."
Romans 11:13
For to you who are Gentiles I say that since I am an apostle to the Gentiles, I glorify my ministry,
Ephesians 4:12
in order to equip the saints for the work of serving, for the building up of the Body of Christ??13 till we all come in the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to the maturity of manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ.
1 Thessalonians 5:14
And, brothers, we urge you to admonish the disorderly, comfort the faint-hearted, sustain the weak, lose patience with none.
James 5:19
My brothers, if any one of you strays from the truth, and some one brings him back,