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  • Elders, Deacons, And The Congregation

    Contributed by Freddy Fritz on Apr 17, 2018
    based on 2 ratings
     | 777 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

  • A Charge To Deacons

    Contributed by Gene Escoe on May 4, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,269 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

  • Christian Leadership

    Contributed by Ed Sasnett on Jun 8, 2010
    based on 3 ratings
     | 7,681 views

    Christian leaders are servants of Christ and stewards of the gospel.

    Title: Christian Leadership Text: 1 Corinthians 4:1-7 Truth: Christian leaders are servants of Christ and stewards of the gospel. Aim: I want the church to understand the qualities needed in deacons. Life ?: What are the marks of Christian leaders? INTRODUCTION A deacon, who was full of ...read more

  • What's This All About?

    Contributed by Curry Pikkaart on Jan 14, 2011
     | 2,319 views

    so we've ordained and installed Elders and Deacons. What is this really all about? What are church leaders to do and to be?

    “What’s This All About?” Heb. 13:7-21 So we have ordained and installed another group of Elders and Deacons. I truly believe it’s always a very special time in the life of the newly elected leaders and also in the congregation. But what’s this really all about? ...read more

  • What Is A Deacon Series

    Contributed by Antonio Silveira on Feb 22, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,174 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

  • Waiting Tables Series

    Contributed by Tom Owen on Dec 7, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,647 views

    Learning how to be the church in today's world through learning from the book of Acts.

    [2] Isn’t it nice to be served? You know, when you go to a nice restaurant and you have a great waiter that really takes care of you? Makes you feel good to be served. I went to a restraint once with my family and they had the best wait staff you could imagine. [Napkin in the lap ...read more

  • Dying To Serve

    Contributed by Mike Fogerson on Sep 2, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,760 views

    A look at the role of deacons.

    Dying to Serve May 23, 2010 (AM) Dr. Mike Fogerson, Speaker Introduction I Deacon is a verb, not a noun A The Jerusalem church, in a very short time, had grown to (by some estimates) around 20,000 people (big congregation for 12 pastors). 1 Caring & coordinating for a membership that is ...read more

  • Automatic Door Openers

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Feb 19, 2010
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     | 2,145 views

    For deacon ordination: God has provided the wide door through which all may come, but also the narrow gate that calls for discipline and setting boundaries.

    We seem to be fast coming to the place where we will scarcely have to deal with people at all. We can just deal with computer-driven machines to get what we want. I frankly cannot remember when I have dealt with a bank teller. I just roll up to an Automatic Teller Machine, punch in a few ...read more

  • Forgiving Close Ears

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Aug 18, 2009
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,554 views

    Deacon ordination service: deacons, like Stephen, must forgive and heal those who have chosen to close their ears to the truth.

    When my son Bryan was small, sometimes he would go into a kind of daydream. He would sit there and seem to stare off into space, and if you spoke to him, he just wouldn’t hear. He would get so far into himself that we would have to wave our hands in front of his face and shout to get his ...read more

  • Why Are Deacons Needed Today?

    Contributed by Chris Layton on Aug 24, 2009
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,636 views

    Laying the foundation for the office of deacons and the role they play in the life of the church.

    Are Deacons Needed Today? Acts 6:1-7 The age old struggle in the realms of Christianity has been a fierce fight. On one side, seeking to advance the Kingdom of God, we find the Holy Spirit and the Church. On the other side we see Satan and all of the forces of Hell. Satan had been trying to ...read more

  • Charge To Deacons

    Contributed by Jason Jones on Sep 8, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 5,811 views

    Charge preached at a deacon ordination from Jesus’ teaching on leadership in Matthew 20:25-28

    Text: Matt 20:25-28, Title: Charge to the Deacons, Date/Place: NRBC, 9/6/09, PM A. Opening illustration: A Church called a new pastor at 60 years of age. His first sermon was 15 minutes long. Kinda short but fine for the folks. The next week he preached for 20 minutes. That was Ok, too. But the ...read more

  • Deacons: God's Men For The Hour Series

    Contributed by David Henderson on Oct 5, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,869 views

    This message includes an ordination service for our new deacons follwed by them serving their first Lord’s supper. The message is directed to the new deacons and their responsibilities. The text makes it clear why we need deacons and the valuable work

    Deacons: God’s Men for the Hour Acts 6:1-7 We have been studying the book of Acts now for the past ten weeks and it is in this very book that we find the origin of the office of deacon. It is not surprising that deacons were put into place due to problems that had developed in the early church ...read more

  • Deacons

    Contributed by Scott Delashaw on Mar 31, 2010
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,249 views

    4 points to be considered by the calling Church and the considered Candidate

    Deacons I. Their Call * Initiated to fix a problem within the Church * Should be out of necessity, not just because * The desire and grace to serve (not rule) comes from the Lord The call itself comes from the Church * The Church should remember this….trust them, respect ...read more

  • The Order Of The Towel

    Contributed by James Roberts on Apr 5, 2010
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,970 views

    An ordination or service sermon.

    THE ORDER OF THE TOWEL Mark 10:45 INTRODUCTION One old cliche says, “Familiarity breeds contempt.” It doesn’t have to be true, but all too often it is. We have read this text before. Can we give it a second look? Perhaps it doesn’t need interpretation as much as ...read more

  • Spies Who Stayed To Serve

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jul 28, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,313 views

    For deacon ordination: deacons are like spies, of whom the world is suspicious; but we win their confidence by serving them.

    Agent Double-Oh-Seven has it all. Movie buffs know that when you hear him intone his introduction, "Bond, James Bond", you are in for another adventure, during which this intrepid spy will single-handedly defeat the enemy, win the affections of three or four women, line his pockets with money, and ...read more