Leading Servants In Christ's Church

  1. Deacons are leading servants in Christ's Church. 1 Timothy 3:8
  2. Deacons meet needs according to God's Word, support the ministry of God's Word and unify the church around God's Word. Acts 6:1-7
  3. A man must be qualified to serve as a deacon.
    1. He must be worthy of respect. 1 Timothy 3:8
    2. He must be consistent in speech. 1 Timothy 3:8
    3. He must have balanced judgment and self-control. 1 Timothy 3:8
    4. He must not seek personal gain in questionable ways. 1 Timothy 3:8
    5. He must live in harmony with the Bible. 1 Timothy 3:9
    6. He must have a godly wife. 1 Timothy 3:11
      • She must be worthy of respect. 
      • She must control her tongue.
      • She must have balanced judgment and self-control.
      • She must be dependable. 
    7. He must be faithful and true to his wife. 1 Timothy 3:12
    8. He must be a good manager of his home. 1 Timothy 3:12
    9. He must be tested and proven capable and faithful. 1 Timothy 3:10
  4. Deacons who serve well obtain a high standing and great confidence in the faith. 1 Timothy 3:13

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