lessons on the church- deacons - those who lead by service
See rom 15:3 - christ did not live to please himself
Jn 13:13-17 follow christ's example
Deacons and pastor
Why do we do things the way we do :- ?
Diakonos is greek root word - not a religious term- servant
From diakoneo- one who runs errands - a lower servant not a butler. Or upper servant
From acts 6 - originally to wait tables for widows who were overlooked in daily distribution of food
growth brings change-
and new problems to be addressed
Issues need order:-
12 gathered disciples
Not a democracy folks - also not a dictatorship it is a theocracy- consultation and consensus
Gifts/ call create order:-
Not right to neglect word of god to wait tables
Both vaid - not either/ or but both/ and
The lord's work-
90% is just work conundrum. Is it is also
90% about people and practical things like setting up chairs and tables
How can you tell a christian leader?-
Watch a shepherd leading sheep- it is the Sheep closest to the shepherd!!!
All the other sheep follow them!
We have the word- the elders follow it!
Deacons minister the word through action as ministers of god's grace and mercy and loving care
Christ was a servant to all!
If you want to be number one in god's kingdom? - be servant of everyone!
It is an inverse reality to the world's idea
Why such high spiritual requirements?
Hard work requiring perseverance - not to be easily discouraged
A lot of unpleasant medial labor and toil
People are more important than things or goals
Thankless jobs that no one notices nobody cares - thankless - easy to get into complaining
Spiritual solutions promote growth:-
Great solution filled a need everyone satisfied
Minister god's grace and mercy
In the background
As servants to others
The number one position in the kingdom is open to all-
Servant of all!
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