Say to Archippus, “Take heed to the ministry which you have received in the Lord, that you may fulfill it.”
Then Moses said to Aaron, “It is what the Lord spoke, saying,
‘By those who come near Me I will be treated as holy,
And before all the people I will be honored.’”
So Aaron, therefore, kept silent.
So you shall attend to the obligations of the sanctuary and the obligations of the altar, so that there will no longer be wrath on the sons of Israel.
My sons, do not be negligent now, for the Lord has chosen you to stand before Him, to minister to Him, and to be His ministers and burn incense.”
Moreover, they shall teach My people the difference between the holy and the profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean.
For he was counted among us and received his share in this ministry.”
When they had appointed elders for them in every church, having prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord in whom they had believed.
Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood.
Let a man regard us in this manner, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God.
And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers,
In pointing out these things to the brethren, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, constantly nourished on the words of the faith and of the sound doctrine which you have been following.
Do not neglect the spiritual gift within you, which was bestowed on you through prophetic utterance with the laying on of hands by the presbytery.
Pay close attention to yourself and to your teaching; persevere in these things, for as you do this you will ensure salvation both for yourself and for those who hear you.
But flee from these things, you man of God, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, perseverance and gentleness.
O Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to you, avoiding worldly and empty chatter and the opposing arguments of what is falsely called “knowledge”—
For this reason I remind you to kindle afresh the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands.
The things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.
I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by His appearing and His kingdom: