Sunday Morning, January 31, 2015

The Church Vision and Mission

Moving into The Vision and Mission
1 Timothy 3:8-13 ~ “Likewise must the deacons be grave, not double tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre; holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience. And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless. Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things. Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well. 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.
Nine Qualifications for Deacons
1. Dignified (v.8)
2. Not Double-Tongued (v.8)
3. Not Addicted to Much Wine (v.8)
4. Not greedy for Dishonest Gain (v.8)
5. Sound in Faith and Life (v.9)
6. Blameless (v.10)
7. Have a Godly Wife (v.11)
8. Husband of One Wife (v.12)
9. Manage Children and Household Well (v.12)
Responsibilities of Deacons
1. Whereas the office of the deacon is often misunderstood.
2. The New Testament role of a deacon is mainly to be a servant.
Pastor Andy Lambert

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