For our summer catechesis, we are studying the Table of Duties from the Small Catechism. This week we consider 1 Timothy 3:3-4,6 and Titus 1:9. Listen here: 2013-06-08 Catechesis – To Bishops, Pastors, and Preachers.
The Catechism: Table of Duties—To Bishops, Pastors, and Preachers:
|1 Timothy 3:2 The overseer must be above reproach, the husband of but one wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, …||1st+|
|1 Timothy 3:3-4 … not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him with proper respect …||2nd+|
|1 Timothy 3:6 … He must not be a recent convert or he may become conceited and fall under the same judgment as the devil.||3rd+|
|Titus 1:9 He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it.||4th+|