Ecclesia: All About the Church
The Biblical Role of Deacons
Acts 6:1-7; 1 Timothy 3:8-13
- The biblical deacon holds the role of a WORKING servant of the church (Acts 6:1-2, 4).
- The biblical deacon holds the role of a QUALIFIED servant of the church (Acts 6:3 & 1 Tim. 3:8-12).
- The biblical deacon is MORALLY qualified (Acts 6:3a and 1 Tim. 3:8).
- The biblical deacon is SPIRITUALLY qualified (Acts 6:3b and 1 Tim. 3:9-10).
- The biblical deacon is FAMILIALLY qualified (3:11-12).
3. The biblical deacon holds the role of a REWARDED servant of the church (Acts 6:7; 1 Tim. 3:13).
1. The biblical deacon is rewarded by CHURCH GROWTH (Acts 6:7).
2. The biblical deacon is rewarded by GOOD STANDING (1 Timothy 3:13a).
3. The biblical deacon is rewarded by GREAT BOLDNESS (1 Timothy 3:13b).
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Brian Chilton is the founder of BellatorChristi.com and is the host of The Bellator Christi Podcast. He received his Master of Divinity in Theology from Liberty University (with high distinction); his Bachelor of Science in Religious Studies and Philosophy from Gardner-Webb University (with honors); and received certification in Christian Apologetics from Biola University. He hopes to enter doctoral studies soon in the realm of theology and/or biblical studies. Brian is full member of the International Society of Christian Apologetics and the Christian Apologetics Alliance. Brian has been in the ministry for over 14 years and serves as the pastor of Huntsville Baptist Church in Yadkinville, North Carolina.
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