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1Timothy 3: 1 – 13

October 29, 2022

This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.

2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;

3 Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;

4 One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity;

5 (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)

6 Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil.

7 Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.

8 Likewise must the deacons be grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre;

9 Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.

10 And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless.

11 Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.

12 Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.

13 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.

Every parish in the APA (Anglican Province of America) is blessed beyond measure with our Archbishop, Chandler Jones. He is the ‘poster child’ of a servant of Christ. Brilliant mind, quick to smile and laugh, best Bible study teacher ever … his accolades could fill several pages.

Most importantly, he has the heart of Jesus. He found a church – in England, no less! – for my dear friend who didn’t want to follow the Church of England in its apostasy. I had trouble in my life and worried that I had a besetting sin – I sent him an email laying out my concerns. That same day, I got an email back in which he explained that mine was not a besetting sin, that I was dealing with something that is difficult for many people to deal with and the best way to deal with it was to mention it in every confession and lay it before the Cross. Within a couple of days of doing this, I started to feel much better and see things more clearly. I am at peace now in regard to the situation that caused me to go to him.

He’s a husband and a father and loves professional sports and walks on the ground just like any other human being. To me, he’s like father/brother/son all rolled into one.

Jesus has a special way of finding and calling special men to the priesthood. He has done so with Bishop Chad.