God's Design For The Deaconship
INTRODUCTION: What are you bound to the most-TRADITION OR THE BIBLE?
Beware of saying, "that is what the Bible says", unless the Bible really says it!
The role of the Deacon in the SBC Has sadly strayed from the Bible!
Today I am calling us back to the Bible-I affirm strongly what I say today!
I. THE PURPOSE OF THE DEACONS.(1-3)
Exp: Deacon is "diakonos"-It basically is the word for servant or slave!
Widows were overlooked-deacons were selected!
Ill: Bruce Perkins has had five deacons to resign since they voted in their policies.
The reason: They did not want to serve, but run the church.
*I know a lot of deacons Two want to run the church, but God has called you to wait tables so the preacher can be involved in the ministry of the Word and prayer.
You are not a board of directors-not to decide where to buy the church's lawn mower.
App: How can deacons minister effectively?
To families on a continual basis.
To those in crisis.
To the sick
To the widows.
TO SERVE IS THEIR PURPOSE-THAT IS THE KEY REQUIREMENT OF A NEW TESTAMENT DEACON!
II. THE PROCEDURES FOR SELECTING DEACONS.(3,5)
Exp: Qualifications or guidelines-good reputation (people view the church by your lives), full of the Holy Spirit, wisdom ...
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