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The Biblical Deacon

1 Timothy  •  Sermon  •  Submitted   •  32:43
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The discription of a Deacon

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Hold Bibles and repeat after me
“I believe the bible - Is God’s Holy, infallible and complete Word - And where my life differs I Will Change.

Deacons

1 Timothy 3:8–13 ESV
8 Deacons likewise must be dignified, not double-tongued, not addicted to much wine, not greedy for dishonest gain. 9 They must hold the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience. 10 And let them also be tested first; then let them serve as deacons if they prove themselves blameless. 11 Their wives likewise must be dignified, not slanderers, but sober-minded, faithful in all things. 12 Let deacons each be the husband of one wife, managing their children and their own households well. 13 For those who serve well as deacons gain a good standing for themselves and also great confidence in the faith that is in Christ Jesus.
Servant
A person who cares for the needs of an assembly of believers

Deacons

a person who cares for the needs of believers
a person who cares for the needs of believers

Biblical Qualifications

1 Timothy 3:8–13 NASB95
8 Deacons likewise must be men of dignity, not double-tongued, or addicted to much wine or fond of sordid gain, 9 but holding to the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience. 10 These men must also first be tested; then let them serve as deacons if they are beyond reproach. 11 Women must likewise be dignified, not malicious gossips, but temperate, faithful in all things. 12 Deacons must be husbands of only one wife, and good managers of their children and their own households. 13 For those who have served well as deacons obtain for themselves a high standing and great confidence in the faith that is in Christ Jesus.
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men of dignity
Respectable
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not double- tongued
devious speech
tell one group of people on thing and another group something else
not addicted to wine
lacks self control not disciplined
not fond of sordid gain
handles money - benevolence
Blameless
needs to be tested
needs to be tested
Christian Wife
Likewise
dignified
not malicious gossips
not spreading gossip - she hears a lot and sees a lot
temperate
faithful
Hold to the mystery of the Faith
Mystery of the Faith = gospel content ⇔ faith n. — the content of what is (and should be) believed about the good news of Jesus’ way of salvation.
Husband of one wife
Good manager of their own household
gospel content ⇔ faith n. — the content of what is (and should be) believed about the good news of Jesus’ way of salvation.

What to Do with them

Test them
Then let them serve as Deacons

What do they do

Servant
Acts 6:3 NASB95
3 “Therefore, brethren, select from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we may put in charge of this task.
Acts 6:3 NASB95
3 “Therefore, brethren, select from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we may put in charge of this task.
Acts 6:3 ESV
3 Therefore, brothers, pick out from among you seven men of good repute, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we will appoint to this duty.
Acts 6:3 ESV
3 Therefore, brothers, pick out from among you seven men of good repute, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we will appoint to this duty.
Not necessary to teach
Not ruling or leadership
Lets look at the difference in Elder and Deacons.
1 Timothy 3:4–5 NASB95
He must be one who manages his own household well, keeping his children under control with all dignity (but if a man does not know how to manage his own household, how will he take care of the church of God?),
1 Timothy 3:5 NASB95
(but if a man does not know how to manage his own household, how will he take care of the church of God?),
1 Timothy 3:5 NASB95
(but if a man does not know how to manage his own household, how will he take care of the church of God?),
1 Timothy 3:12 NASB95
Deacons must be husbands of only one wife, and good managers of their children and their own households.
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