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  • A Church Full Of Deacons Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Jan 9, 2006
    based on 82 ratings

    Study of 3 levels of "diakonos" = deacons / servants in the Scriptures. Can be used for ordination. Link included to formatted text, handout, and PowerPoint Presentation.

    A Church Full of Deacons Acts 6:1-6 It’s a shame that if I were to ask what are the two offices in the church, somebody would say, "I know, Jerry’s and Jeremy’s." The real answer is Pastor and Deacon. Some don’t know who their deacons more

  • Four Words To Change Your Life

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Mar 9, 2005
    based on 247 ratings

    "Thy Sins Are Forgiven"...excellent sermon material by Jon Daniels lends itself to a very visual sermon, whether using the free Powerpoint at our website or not.

    4 Words 2 Change U Life Luke 7:36-50 Powerpoint for this and hundreds more free sermons at our website: 4 Words 2 Change U Life Luke 7:36-50 Can four words really change your life? Sure they can! Examples: I’m sorry, it’s cancer. more

  • Deacons

    Contributed by Scott Delashaw on Mar 31, 2010
    based on 2 ratings

    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 more

  • The Order Of The Towel

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

    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 more

  • Spies Who Stayed To Serve

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

    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 more

  • Automatic Door Openers

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Feb 19, 2010
    based on 1 rating

    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 more

  • Why Are Deacons Needed Today?

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

    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 more

  • Charge To Deacons

    Contributed by Jason Jones on Sep 8, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    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 more

  • A Charge To Deacons

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

    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 more

  • Timon The Accountant.

    Contributed by Andrew Moffatt on Sep 25, 2009
    based on 10 ratings

    A narrative, from the point of view of one of the deacons of the early church, Timon.

    Narrative Acts 6:1-7 22/01/09 Hello! Please come into my office, well it’s not my office, I share it with Nicolas he’s at lunch so take his seat, me? Oh sorry I’m Timon! I guess you are wondering what I am doing with the papyrus and pencil? Accounts, I can be found here most days, doing more

  • Deacons: God's Men For The Hour Series

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

    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 more

  • Dying To Serve

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

    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 more

  • Can A Deacon Deac? Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Sep 20, 2010
    based on 49 ratings

    The Bible tells us very little about what Deacons were and what they did. And when these men do their jobs correctly they can become the most important leaders in the Church. What should a deacon do? And how does he become so important to God?

    OPEN: Back in 1964 Leicester Hemingway (the little brother of author Ernest Hemingway) made a decision. He was tired of following the rules of human governments and so he decided create his own kingdom. He built an 8 by 30 foot floating bamboo platform 7 miles off the coast of Jamaica and anchored more

  • Genuine Servants Series

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Aug 5, 2010
    based on 4 ratings

    In order to be effective servants helping the church be all that God called it to be, we must be genuine servants. That is to say, we must be serious, sincere, sober and straightforward in our service for Christ.

    Just a few years ago, carried the following fictional piece of satire on its website. In the form of a news release, it reported: Julie and Bob Clark were stunned to receive a letter from their church in July asking them to “participate in the life of the church” more

  • What Is A Deacon Series

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

    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 more