Deacons (3:8-13), like elders (3:1-7), must be tested to see if they meet certain character qualifications before being formally recognized as lead-servants in the local church. They should be marked by a dignified life that displays the gospel. Or, to put it another way, they must reflect the dignified and sacrificial character of the Lead Servant, Jesus Christ, who did not come to be served but to serve and give His life as a ransom for many (Mark 10:45). Deacons are task-specific, word-protective, unity-promoting servants who long to see the word of God spread and the number of disciples multiply. May God raise up many such servants in every local church for the glory of the One who stooped to serve us!
Deacons must be qualified in order to be recognized as lead-servants in the local church.
Sermon Title: "Qualification for Deacons"
Text: 1 Timothy 3:8-13
Preacher: Pastor Brandon Bellomo
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