Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
I wrote unto the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the preeminence among them, receiveth us not.
But they held their peace: for on the way they had disputed among themselves, who should be the greatest.
And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, come unto him, saying, Teacher, we would that you should do for us whatsoever we shall desire.
And there was also a strife among them, which of them should be accounted the greatest.
Be tender loving one to another with brotherly love; in honor preferring one another;
Let nothing be done through strife or vain glory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than themselves.
For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not self-willed, not soon angry, not given to wine, not violent, not given to dishonest gain;
3 John 1:8
We therefore ought to receive such, that we might be fellow helpers to the truth.
He that receives you receives me, and he that receives me receives him that sent me.
Whosoever shall receive one of such children in my name, receives me: and whosoever shall receive me, receives not me, but him that sent me.
And said unto them, Whosoever shall receive this child in my name receives me: and whosoever shall receive me receives him that sent me: for he that is least among you all, the same shall be great.
And love the uppermost places at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues,
Then there arose a reasoning among them, as to which of them should be greatest.
But you shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that does serve.
Saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy Spirit.