It is a trustworthy statement: if any man apsires to the office of overseer, it is a fine work he desires to do.
What us is it, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but he has no works? Can that faith save him?
We aught to do even more at walking out true, biblical local church life. There is such a great and dire need. Small groups is a way to model biblically healthy local church life.
For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.
A woman must quietly receive instruction with entire submissiveness. But I do not allow a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man, but remain quiet. For it was Adam who was first created, and then Eve. And it was not Adam who was deceived, but the woman being deceived, fell into transgression. But women will be preserved through the bearing of children if they continue in faith and love and sanctity with self-restraint.
But rather by means of good works, as is proper for women making a claim to godliness.