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  • A Church Full Of Deacons Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Jan 5, 2006
    based on 83 ratings
     | 10,139 views

    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 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/ChurchFullOfDeacons.html 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 ...read more

  • Can A Deacon Deac? Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Sep 19, 2010
    based on 49 ratings
     | 30,311 views

    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 ...read more

  • Deacon Ordination Charge

    Contributed by Bruce Allen on May 25, 2006
    based on 88 ratings
     | 62,948 views

    This sermon is a charge to the deacons at an ordination service.

    Deacon Ordination Charge Acts 6:3 Introduction This morning this church has gathered together to ordain the following two men – C. E. and J. O. – as deacons. The term “Deacon” is a term which is our English transliteration of the Greek word diakonos. This Greek word is found 29 times ...read more

  • Deacons: Servant Leaders

    Contributed by John Raulerson on Nov 7, 2007
    based on 10 ratings
     | 5,374 views

    A call to deaconship is a call to serve. Deacons are called to minister to the body of Christ and not act as a ruling body.

    DEACONS: SERVANT LEADERS ACTS 6:1-7, 1 TIM 3:8-12 When Jesus came to earth He turned conventional theological understanding and religious hierarchy upside down. Before Jesus came places of position, power, and influence were sought after in the religious. As a matter of fact, those in ...read more

  • Deacons: God's Ministering Servants

    Contributed by Keith Davis on May 5, 2003
    based on 91 ratings
     | 5,356 views

    Learning what God wants from deacons.

    Title: DEACONS: God’s Ministering Servants Text: Acts 6:1-6, Philippians 1:1, 1 Timothy 3:8-13 Introduction: God is the God of organization and structure. ‒ It is seen in the universe around us. ‒ It is seen in nature. ‒ The human body itself is so ...read more

  • His Workman

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Jul 19, 2006
    based on 24 ratings
     | 8,401 views

    While it is true that we are saved by faith alone and not by works; it is true that God has saved us for the purpose of perform acceptable works or service to God. Ephesians reveals the mandate, the method, and the means of serving the Lord.

    Disclaimer: Source material for this sermon has been gleaned from many different sources. I have attempted to acknowledge these sources whenever possible. His Workmen Ephesians 2:8-10; 4 Introduction: The very minute that a person attempts to add works or self effort in any form to the ...read more

  • A Charge To Deacons

    Contributed by Gene Escoe on May 4, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,593 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

  • The Life Of A Servant Series

    Contributed by Rich Anderson on Feb 18, 2011
     | 2,684 views

    The Son of Man Did Not Come To Be Served, But To Serve.

    “You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension - a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind. You’re moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas. You’ve just crossed over into the Twilight Zone.” In the third season of ...read more

  • Phebe A Christian Example Series

    Contributed by James Parker on Mar 13, 2011
     | 3,372 views

    In these two short verses we see a description of Phebe as well as what every christian should be.

    Women of The New Testamanent Phebe "An Example" We have been looking at women of The New Testament over the past several weeks. Last week we considered two sisters, Martha & Mary. We learned from both sisters some important lessons. Martha was a worker, we need Martha’s in the church. We need ...read more

  • Not Another Power Struggle?

    Contributed by Victor Yap on Jun 28, 2008
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,941 views

    Apostles, Pt. 14

    NOT ANOTHER POWER STRUGGLE? (LUKE 22:24-27)) A friend told me an interesting but sad conflict in their church. Several years ago an elderly man was counting the church offering by himself, which is not a wise thing to do under any circumstance. When the church changed its policy to protect ...read more

  • To Be Like Jesus

    Contributed by Victor Yap on Jun 28, 2008
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,857 views

    Apostles, Pt. 12

    TO BE LIKE JESUS (MATTHEW 20:17-28) How many of you thought Hillary would certainly run for the presidency before 2007? Would you run for presidency after you have had eight long years in the White House with a spouse who confessed to an “inappropriate relationship” with a young White House ...read more

  • What's Wrong With The Need To Be Right?

    Contributed by Victor Yap on Jun 28, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 3,038 views

    Apostles, Pt. 10

    WHAT’S WRONG WITH THE NEED TO BE RIGHT? (MARK 9:33-37) A “yield” traffic sign is easily spotted. It indicates that a driver of a vehicle must slow down and prepare to stop if necessary (usually while merging into traffic on another road), but he does not need to stop if there is no reason to. A ...read more

  • A Call To Serve

    Contributed by Paul Decker on Feb 20, 2006
    based on 38 ratings
     | 7,394 views

    The role of deacon is a ministry of service.

    A CALL TO SERVE Acts 6.1-7; I Timothy 3.8-13 S: Church Structure C: Deacons Th: A People with Purpose Pr: THE ROLE OF DEACON IS A MINISTRY OF SERVICE. ?: How? How do we come to that conclusion? KW: Issues TS: We will find in our study of Scripture four issues that will guide us in our ...read more

  • Serving God Series

    Contributed by Norman Mc Leod on Aug 14, 2001
    based on 19 ratings
     | 2,960 views

    A bible study on serving God.

    Part 1 (Qualities of Leadership) Serving God Mark 10: 42-45 by Norman Mc Leod August 14, 2001 Introduction: This same situation that Jesus teaches James and John along with the ten in our text, exists today as it did then. As ministers (servants) in the body of Christ, we have to be ...read more

  • Servants In The Church

    Contributed by Jim Erwin on Dec 29, 2010
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,762 views

    Deacons are called to serve the church.

    Servants in the Church Acts 6:1-7 THE SETTING: The church is experiencing “growing pains” THE PROBLEM: Pastors taking on secondary tasks In other words, the pastors (apostles) needed to delegate acts of ministry to other people. In those days, as the number of the disciples ...read more