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  • Discussing The Deacons

    Contributed by Michael Luke on May 5, 2011
     | 2,347 views

    A message on the role of deacons in the local congregation

    SPECIAL DAY: INSTALLATION OF DEACONS “DISCUSSING THE DEACONS” 1 TIMOTHY 3:8-13 OPEN Today is a special day. We install some new deacons today. And they get the joy of participating in their first board meeting tonight. There has been some confusion regarding the ...read more

  • Let The Church Crawl Preacher

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Feb 22, 2012
     | 1,732 views

    A sermon for a deacon ordination based on Acts 6:1-7

    HoHum: In an energetic congregation the preacher get up one Sunday morning and said, "With God’s help we can see the day when this church will go from crawling to walking." The people responded enthusiastically, "Let the church walk, preacher, let the church walk." "And when the church ...read more

  • D-E-A-C-O-N

    Contributed by Larry Wilson on Oct 8, 2011
     | 2,326 views

    What are the biblical requirements for the office of deacon. In 1 Tim. 3:1-7 the requirements for pastor are given, and so we have a pulpit committee and perhaps even a background check. But 1 Tim. 3:8-13 makes it clear that we need to be careful in choos

    REQUIREMENTS FOR DEACONS 1 Timothy 3:8-13 THERE ARE AS MANY VERSES LISTING THE REQUIREMENTS OF DEACONS AS THERE ARE FOR PASTOR. A PASTOR MUST GO THROUGH AN INTENSE EXAMINATION, YET IN MANY CHURCHES DEACONS SLIDE ONTO THE BOARD UNCHECKED. THAT HAS NOT BEEN THE CASE AT ...read more

  • The First Deacons

    Contributed by Larry Wilson on Oct 8, 2011
     | 1,625 views

    Early in the history of the church, the Lord added an office to the church. It was not an afterthought, for He knew from eternity past that He would do this. But now the time was right, and the need was great. Why were deacons added? What is the lesson fo

    THE FIRST DEACONS Acts 6:1-7 November 13, 2005 (The Ordination of Fred Thomson) INTRODUCTION: • Some long for the good ole’ days. • They remember the warmth of the fire and forget the chopping of the wood. • Some would love for us to get back to the early ...read more

  • Deacon Appreciation Service

    Contributed by Larry Wilson on Oct 8, 2011
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     | 16,853 views

    As several of our deacons were rotating off after years of service, we wanted to have a special service to honor them. Perhaps some of my pastor friends could use this material in their own ministry. I use the acronym F-A-I-T-H-F-U-L. Could be used for ot

    Deacons Appreciation Sunday A Service in Honor of Those Who Have Served Calvary Baptist Church March 13, 2005 NOTE TO SERMON CENTRAL READERS: As several of our deacons were rotating off after years of service, we wanted to have a special service to honor them. Perhaps some of my pastor ...read more

  • The Diaconal Call To Service Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Jan 2, 2012
     | 1,191 views

    The plan of God for all of us, especially clergy, is a call to service and understanding, not tyranny.

    Solemnity of the Epiphany 2012 Diaconate Vocation Spirit of the Liturgy “Where is the newborn king of the Jews?” the Magi said to Herod. It was a straightforward question to the wrong guy. There are times to be subtle and times to be blunt. I recall many years ago when I was a ...read more

  • Against His Own Self-Interest Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Jan 7, 2012
     | 1,392 views

    God loved us so much that He acted against His own best self-interest, by becoming human. In doing this, He exactly contradicted the secular world's view of leadership and government.

    Epiphany 2012 Against His Own Self-Interest Spirit of the Liturgy One of the insights that Pope Benedict has shared with us over the past few years continually comes to mind when I read the Gospels. It is like a unifying theme of the Scriptures. God loves us so much that he does things for ...read more

  • Positive Leadership Circumvents Church Problems Series

    Contributed by Guy Glass on May 21, 2012
     | 2,867 views

    RIGHT NOW, THIS SECTION OF ACTS WE ARE IN IS FOCUSED ON CHURCH PROBLEMS AND DIFFICULTIES. IN CHAPTER 5 WE SAW TWO PROBLEMS BESET THE CHURCH, ONE INTERNAL, AND THE OTHER EXTERNAL. NOW, IN CHAPTER 6, WE HAVE A NEW DIFFICULTY. A DIFFICULTY THAT WILL RESUL

    POSITIVE LEADERSHIP CIRCUMVENTS CHURCH PROBLEMS Acts 6:1-7 In those days when the number of disciples was increasing, the Grecian Jews among them complained against the Hebraic Jews because their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution of food. 2 So the Twelve gathered all the ...read more

  • Appoint Those Who Are Chosen Series

    Contributed by Michael Stark on Mar 25, 2012
     | 2,507 views

    James cautioned believers against rushing to become teachers. God teaches that He will appoint whom He pleases. He does, however, give us the criteria for His appointment.

    “The LORD spoke to Moses, saying, ‘Bring the tribe of Levi near, and set them before Aaron the priest, that they may minister to him. They shall keep guard over him and over the whole congregation before the tent of meeting, as they minister at the tabernacle. They shall guard all the furnishings ...read more

  • Devotion And Service Series

    Contributed by Gary Stebbins on Jan 6, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,295 views

    In this brief study we will take a walk through the book of Acts highlighting some of the more significant verses and ideas presented by Luke. I have drawn some material from "Act Normal" by Scott Wilson.

    Acts Pt4- Devotion and Service Opening Comments P Tony, K Malone, P Mario- challenged us- offerings. Review/Recap Gospel of Luke, Acts- both written by Luke- Luke- living picture of Christ as seen in history Acts- picture of work of HS- Jerusalem/nations. Acts- beginning of the ...read more

  • Devotion And Service Part 2 Series

    Contributed by Gary Stebbins on Jan 6, 2012
     | 1,375 views

    In this brief study we will take a walk through the book of Acts highlighting some of the more significant verses and ideas presented by Luke. I have drawn some material from "Act Normal" by Scott Wilson.

    Acts Pt5- Devotion and Service 2 Review/Recap When- angel freed the Apostles- he instructed them to- Act 5.20 God is the source of life, Jesus is life itself- (Rom 6.23) Jn 6:35 Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me will not hunger, and he who believes in Me ...read more

  • The Deacon

    Contributed by Allan Kircher on Aug 29, 2012
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,992 views

    sermon for deacon ordination

    Acts 6:1-7 The Deacon Pastor Allan Kircher SPBC Sept 2, 2012 Intro: This is a very serious time in our church. • This Month we bring on new deacons • It is not to be taking lightly. There is much confusion and misinformation about what role the Deacons have in the church and ...read more

  • God’s Household

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Jun 8, 2012
     | 4,297 views

    Serving in the Church & Deacons. (Powerpoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request – email: gcurley@gcurley.info)

    THE OFFICE OF A DEACON: They must be respected (vs 8): They must be genuine (vs 8): They must be self-controlled (vs 8). They must be honest (vs 8): They must be biblical (vs 9) They must be approved (vs 10) They must be consistent (vs 11-12) They must be industrious (vs 13) THE ...read more

  • The Deacon’s Fitness-3

    Contributed by Byron Sherman on Mar 14, 2013
     | 971 views

    3 of 4. Paul related the moral qualifications for deacons of the Church. Character traits for deacons of the church are definitive/unequivocal. ?How is the deacon’s fitness determined? The deacon’s fitness is decided thru...

    The DEACON’S FITNESS-III—1Timothy 3:8-13 Attention: Fitness/Able/Suitable/Appropriate/Pertinent/Apt/Proper The ‘Fiscal Cliff’s’ application/initiation/commencement. Severe Federal budget cuts were initiated on March 1st, 2013 which were designed to SLOW ...read more

  • The Deacon’s Fitness-1

    Contributed by Byron Sherman on Feb 14, 2013
     | 1,104 views

    1 of 4. Paul related the moral qualifications for deacons of the Church. Character traits for deacons of the church are definitive/unequivocal. ?How is the deacon’s fitness determined? The deacon’s fitness is decided thru...

    The DEACON’S FITNESS-I—1Timothy 3:8-13 Paul related the moral qualifications for deacons of the Church. Character traits for deacons of the church are definitive/unequivocal. ?What character traits define the deacon’s fitness for office? ?How is the deacon’s ...read more