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  • “using The Office Of Deacon Well”

    Contributed by Dave Mcfadden on Nov 9, 2010
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     | 4,884 views

    What are the qualities a church should look for in a Deacon?

    We read here about the election of the first Deacons. In verse 1 we are told of a situation that demanded attention. Part of the congregation was being neglected. The Greek speaking Jews in the early church believed that the Aramaic speaking Jews were receiving all of the attention of the ...read more

  • Elders, Deacons, And The Congregation

    Contributed by Freddy Fritz on Apr 17, 2018
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     | 5,668 views

    This lesson is about elders, deacons, and the congregation.

    Scripture It is our great joy today to install Rich Thompson, who has been duly elected by the communicant members of this congregation, to serve as a Ruling Elder in this church; and to install Bill Jeffries, who also has been duly elected by the communicant members of this congregation, to ...read more

  • The Church Of The New Testament - Part 7a Series

    Contributed by Sam Mccormick on Feb 15, 2018
     | 5,430 views

    Part 7A - Introduction to the functions in the first-century church and how the earliest Christians were empowered to perform them.

    This 13-part series of classes has been many years in the making. About 25 years ago I began in earnest to examine the features, character and characteristics of the church as it existed in its earliest years. As I sometimes do, I kept my notes all along the way, and this series of classes is to a ...read more

  • What Is A Deacon Series

    Contributed by Antonio Silveira on Feb 22, 2011
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     | 5,378 views

    There are many misconceptions about the ministry of a deacon. This is a brief outline summarizing the role of deacons in the early Church. These should be guidelines for the 21st century deacons.

    In the original language, the word, Deacon, means Servant The title itself, is as descriptive as any job description could be. In the Bible, words have meanings and the word "deacon" means servant. Here is how the word has been defined in its various forms: "Diakoneo and its derivatives, as ...read more

  • People Of The Spirit Part 6 Holy Spirit Series Series

    Contributed by C Vincent on May 19, 2010
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     | 2,963 views

    How we can move into more of what God wants for us as Christians.

    People of the Spirit Holy Spirit part 6 JCC 16.05.10 am Acts 6 1-5 This came at a time when the church was growing rapidly V2 the twelve summoned a multitude of believers A dispute arose Hellenists: Jews born in foreign lands and speaking Greek Complaints about the distribution of ...read more

  • A Charge To Deacons

    Contributed by Gene Escoe on May 4, 2010
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     | 7,121 views

    I wrote this sermon for the ordination of a deacon at my church.

    INTRODUCTION: (Ordination of Glen Colby) This evening is a special night for me, not just for the Colby family. First of all, it is my first opportunity to be involved in an ordination ceremony. Next, when I was growing up the deacons at my church were some of my heroes. These men were such ...read more

  • A Church Full Of Deacons Series

    Contributed by James Lee on Dec 4, 2015
     | 3,784 views

    I would like to thank Pastor Jerry Shirley for sharing this series on Acts. It has been a blessing as well as a great help. I have used these for our church, as I spend my days caring for my dying father.

    A Church Full of Deacons Acts 6:1-6 If I were to ask what are the two offices in the church, what would you say? The real answer is Pastor and Deacon. So many people in churches all over, including here at EBC don’t know who their deacons are. Very few doctrines are as misunderstood in ...read more

  • “the Dynamic Impact Of A Good Deacon”

    Contributed by Dave Mcfadden on Feb 19, 2014
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    In Acts 6, we see what kind of positive impact the effective ministry of the deacon can have on a local church.

    The early church was experiencing phenomenal growth, marvelous miracles, pulsating power, and unlimited blessings. Then, right in the middle of this success story, dissension arose. The Greek speaking widows were being neglected in favor of the Hebrew speaking widows. The Apostles said that they ...read more

  • A Deacon In The Church

    Contributed by Keith Foskey on Jul 11, 2014
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    What does it mean to be a deacon?

    Within the New Testament Church, there are only two offices for which we receive a list of qualifications. First, is the office of the Elder. There are multiple Greek words which are used for this office including presbuteros and episcopas, but they are all speaking of the same office. ...read more

  • Approved Servants Series

    Contributed by Jay Tigner on May 7, 2016
     | 4,612 views

    When the church needed the pastoral ministry expanded, Jesus led them to select deacons to serve the church.

    AN IMPORTANT TIME! You have heard from Doyle Walls this morning regarding the process that will begin to unfold among us as we go through this exciting and important season where we will select new deacons to serve among us, the Body of Christ. Because this is an important time in the life of the ...read more

  • Why Deacons Are Vital To Church Growth

    Contributed by Mark Stevens on Jan 7, 2017
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     | 6,439 views

    When the Apostles felt overwhelmed they created an office....DEACONS, and the church GREW!

    Acts 6:1 “And in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplied, there arose a murmuring of the Grecians against the Hebrews, because their widows were neglected in the daily ministration.” We see, here, the church growing to a large number. As long as the church was small ...read more

  • Supporting Our New Deacons

    Contributed by Dave Mcfadden on Oct 3, 2016
     | 2,655 views

    A message delivered as a charge to the church on the occasion of the ordination of new Deacons.

    This passage not only speaks to the qualifications for new Deacons (v. 3 - faithful, reputable, spiritual, maturing, responsible), but to the primary purpose for Deacons in a local church. The purpose for Deacons is to guard the unity of the church. In the Book of Acts, Satan attacks the church ...read more

  • The High Calling Of Deacons-Part 1

    Contributed by Mark Mitchell on Mar 23, 2015
     | 2,029 views

    The role of deacons

    I. The purpose of having Deacons. (vs. 1-2,4) 1. To minister to the physical needs of the church. (vs. 1-2b) A. The word “deacon” comes from the Greek word “diakonos” which carries the idea of serving as a helper, or servant/ B. The early church in Jerusalem did not need ...read more

  • The Family Of God: Serving One Another

    Contributed by Chris Jordan on May 5, 2015
     | 7,177 views

    If each member of the family of God will do their part, it will help the family to become healthy and full of love.

    THE FAMILY OF GOD #2: SERVING ONE ANOTHER INTRO TO TOPIC: Question: What are three things you like best about your family? Share. • What I love about my family: We love each other; it’s a safe place where we can be ourselves. And we can be a little crazy! Yesterday’s ...read more

  • The Problem Series

    Contributed by John Lowe on Mar 15, 2017
     | 6,463 views

    Satan will take advantage of Christians who let their guard down; sometimes prosperity is the worst thing that can happen to the church or even to an individual. Now there is a PROBLEM in the Jerusalem church.

    December 12, 2013 By: Tom Lowe Series: The Early Church Lesson II.D.3.a: The Problem (6.1) Acts 6.1 (KJV) 1 And in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplied, there arose a murmuring of the Grecians against the Hebrews, because their widows were ...read more