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Mike Mazzalongo #8 – The Role & Work of Deacons – Part 2.

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1 Mike Mazzalongo #8 – The Role & Work of Deacons – Part 2

2 Profile of a Deacon Men selected form the congregation Spiritual & qualified Approved & given “Charge” No authority as a group Many deacons responsible for many tasks

3 Acts. 6:1-6 – Maturity & Selection Philippians 1:1 – Specific Role I Tim. 3:8-13 – Basic Qualifications

4 Deacons likewise must be men of dignity, not double-tongued, or addicted to much wine or fond of sordid gain, - I Timothy 3:8

5 “Must” – Strict Requirement

6 Word Meanings Dignity – Respected, Not Coarse, Flippant

7 Word Meanings Dignity – Respected, Not Coarse, Flippant Double-tongued – Hypocrite, Insincere

8 Word Meanings Dignity – Respected, Not Coarse, Flippant Double-tongued – Hypocrite, Insincere Addicted to much wine – Sober, Moderate

9 Word Meanings Dignity – Respected, Not Coarse, Flippant Double-tongued – Hypocrite, Insincere Addicted to much wine – Sober, Moderate Fond of Sordid Gain – Honest Living

10 but holding to the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience. - I Timothy 3:9

11 These men must also first be tested; then let them serve as deacons if they are beyond reproach. - I Timothy 3:10

12 Men who are not already living holy lives busy in service to the Lord shouldn’t be considered or appointed as elders or deacons.

13 Women must likewise be dignified, not malicious gossips, but temperate, faithful in all things. - I Timothy 3:11

14 Arguments For Women Deacons Term “woman” can mean wives of deacons or Deaconesses. Romans 16:1 – Phoebe Early Writings (Justinian / John Chrysostom) AD AD

15 Arguments Against Women Deacons Does not use the term “Deaconess” Being a man was a Basic Qualification Examples show men doing the work

16 Women “Serving” Women supporting Jesus’ Ministry - Luke 8 Women praying in the upper room - Acts 1 Dorcas making clothes for the poor - Acts 9 Mary (mother of Mark) offering hospitality - Acts 12

17 Women “Serving” Lydia offering hospitality to Paul - Acts 16 Priscilla offering hospitality & help - Acts 18 Phoebe delivering a letter - Romans 16

18 Wives of Deacons must… -Be dignified -Not malicious gossips -Temperate -Faithful

19 Deacons must be husbands of only one wife, and good managers of their children and their own households. - I Tim. 3:12

20 Summary Deacons are Chosen / Qualified / Appointed / Charged

21 Summary Deacons are Chosen/Qualified/ Appointed/Charged Deacons are men

22 Summary Deacons are Chosen/Qualified/ Appointed/Charged Deacons are men Deacons have had only one wife

23 There are certain restrictions and requirements for church leaders however all who believe, repent and are baptized in the name of Jesus are welcome in the Kingdom of God.


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