1 Tim 3:1ff. The qualities of bishop, deacon and deaconess – hospitable, respected, truthful, good managers.
Lk 7:11ff. Jesus raises to life the dead son of a widow at Naim. The people respond with awe.
Variety of Christian Tasks
If we read today’s scriptural selection in reverse, beginning with the Gospel, and then First Timothy, we detect stages of development in church leadership. In the Gospel, at the sight of