The Origin of Deacons


Acts 6: 1 - 7

1. The Setting (v. 1)
2. The Proposal (vv. 2-4)
3. The Selection (vv. 5-6)
4. The Result (v. 7)

1. Trying to grow by any means other than the word of God
2. Edification and evangelism are inter-related
3. Pastors and elders who do too much
4. In Acts 6 are these actually Deacons?

- Jesus was the first deacon

Training in Righteousness
1. Resolve to glory in the humility of Christ
2. Resolve to be a humble servant like Jesus
3. Pray for the pastors and elders that we would be faithful in devoting ourselves to pray and the the ministry of the word
4. Ask the Lord who should be deacons in our church
5. Pray for our church that every member would receive the same care

Feb. 09, 2020