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Acts 20:28-30 Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.
  For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.
  Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.
1 Timothy 3:1-13 This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.
  A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;
  Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;
  One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity;
  (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)
  Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil.
  Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.
  Likewise must the deacons be grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre;
  Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.
  And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless.
  Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.
  Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.
  For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.
1 Timothy 5:17-19 Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.
  For the scripture saith, Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn. And, The labourer is worthy of his reward.
  Against an elder receive not an accusation, but before two or three witnesses.
Hebrews 13:17 Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.
1 Peter 5:1-4 The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed:
  Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind;
  Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being ensamples to the flock.
  And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.

 

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