Deacons: Who Qualifies?
As we continue with our sermon series “God's Blueprint for the Church.” In our 13th message, Deacons; Who Qualifies. We continue to focus on God’s leadership design for His church and the different roles within the church and who is eligible and what qualifications are required for the different ministries and areas of the church.
When you come to the New Testament there is no confusion as to what the prescribed leadership of the church is to be. The Apostle Paul's first letter to Timothy mentions two primary male offices and gives specific directions of what kind of men Elders and Deacons are to be.
As we learned last week, all scholars agree that the function of deacons arose from the quarrel over the distribution of food in Acts 6.
This Sunday we looked at the issue of who qualifies for the office of deacon. We also addressed whether women should be permitted to function as deacons.
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