Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.
the brethren learned of it, they brought him down to Caesarea and sent him away to Tarsus.
sent this letter by them,
“ The apostles and the brethren who are elders, to
the brethren in Antioch and Syria and Cilicia who are from the Gentiles, greetings.
But do not be called Rabbi; for One is your Teacher, and you are all brothers.
1 John 3:14
We know that we have
passed out of death into life, because we love the brethren. He who does not love abides in death.
Therefore it is necessary that of the men who have accompanied us all the time that
the Lord Jesus went in and out among us—
The Lord therefore said to Moses, “Gather for Me
seventy men from the elders of Israel, whom you know to be the elders of the people and their officers and bring them to the tent of meeting, and let them take their stand there with you.
Choose wise and discerning and experienced men from your tribes, and I will appoint them as your heads.’
1 Corinthians 16:3
When I arrive,
whomever you may approve, I will send them with letters to carry your gift to Jerusalem;
2 Corinthians 8:19
and not only this, but he has also been appointed by the churches to travel with us in this gracious work, which is being administered by us for the glory of the Lord Himself, and to show our readiness,
And these they brought before the apostles; and after
praying, they laid their hands on them.
While they were ministering to the Lord and fasting,
the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.”
1 Timothy 3:8
Deacons likewise must be men of dignity, not double-tongued, or addicted to much wine or fond of sordid gain,