The Deacon I Want To Be
The Deacon And His Worthiness
"Growing in Faith, Faithful in Service"
"I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love." (Ephesians 4:1-2)
1. Be Faithful 3. Be Humble 5. Be Forgiving
2. Be Called 4. Be Patient
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When God calls spiritual leaders He looks for those whose heart is right. We often look for those with talent, skill, and business success. This is not so with God. Therefore, the office of deacon is not to be entered into lightly. There is great strength where there is great confidence! When the church recognizes men of godly qualities and sets them apart for spiritual leadership, then great confidence is bestowed. Each potential deacon should be measured against the standard found in God's Word. The standard for a deacon is laid alongside that of a pastor.
1 Timothy 3:1-7 lists the qualifications of a pastor. 1 Timothy3:8-13 deals with the qualifications of a deacon and his wife.
READ only verses 8-13.
Qualifications of Deacons
"Likewise deacons must be reverent, not double-tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy for money, (9) holding the mystery of the faith with a pure conscience. (10) But let these also first be tested; then let them serve as deacons, being found blameless. (11) Likewise, their wives must be reverent, not slanderers, temperate, faithful in all things. (12) Let deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well. (13) For those who have served well as deacons obtain for themselves a good standing and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus." (1 Timothy 3:8-13)
1. After recording the pasto ...
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