The Church's Servants: Deacons
After last week’s beautiful Easter Celebration we return to our sermon series “God's Blueprint for the Church.” In our 12th message, The Church’s Servants: Deacons. 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.
"Anyone can be great because anyone can serve.” Those are the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. They remind us of the words of Jesus who declared that he did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many (Mark 10:45).
On the night before he was crucified, when the weight of the world was on his shoulders, he took a towel and basin and washed the dirty feet of his disciples.
By that one simple gesture he showed forever what sort of man he was and what sort of people we should be. He came to serve, and in his bloody death on the cross he served all humanity.
Was Jesus great? The question hardly needs answering. He was great because he was God’s servant. God has called us all to serve, but some serve the Church in the "office of a Deacon." This Sunday we’ll discuss the origin of that office.
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