Scottsbluff Church of Christ
The Role of the Deacons
Acts 6:1-15
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  • 1919 Ave N Scottsbluff, NE 69361
    1919 Avenue N, Scottsbluff, NE 69361, USA
    Sunday 10:45 AM
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The Role of the Deacons
(Acts 6)
The Need for the Deacon (Acts 6:1-2)

The need is for the Deacon to handle the physical needs of the church to allow the Apostles to serve as preachers
The Need for the Deacon (Acts 6:1-2)

Diakoneo- To serve

Deacon-Not an office, but a description of ministry
The Qualities of the Deacon (Acts 6:3-7)

1. Full of good reputation
2. Full of the Spirit
3. Full of wisdom
4. Full of faith
The Qualities of the Deacon (1 Timothy 3:8-13)

1. Self-controlled
2. Blameless
3. Married
Woman deacons??? (1 Timothy 3:8-13)

Phoebe- a Diakonos

Diakonoa- used for all people who serve in the church
What is Excluded in the Role of Deacons? (1 Timothy 3:8-13)

Able to Teach (3:2 - a duty of the Elder)
Recent Convert (3:6 - also of the Elder)

The Deacon is responsible for the physical service, those appointed to preach or teach have a word service.
The Completed Work of the Deacon (Acts 6:8-15)

How long do Deacons Serve?
Perpetuity?

What we know:
Two of the seven preach shortly after this
The Completed Work of the Deacon (Acts 6:8-15)

All are called to defend and preach the gospel?
The served and preached?
The ministry of serving was completed?
The Example of Stephen (Acts 6:8-15)

Full of good reputation- full of grace
Full of the spirt- full of power
Full of wisdom- outdebating about Christ
The Example of Stephen (Acts 6:8-15)

Religious people- hostile response
Righteous People- humble response
The Example of Stephen (Acts 6:8-15)

What kind of character do we own?
Good reputation? Displaying Christ? Full of the Spirit? Desiring God? Full of wisdom? Desiring God's Word? Full of Humility? Displaying a servant's heart?
Christ Purchased our Redemption

Doesn't He deserve more than we often give Him?