Can Women Be Deacons?

This article was originally a part of my sermon over the qualifications of deacons from the series, Biblical Leadership. Their wives likewise must be dignified, not slanderers, but sober-minded, faithful in all things. 1 Timothy 3:11 ESV This verse is less controversial than 1 Timothy 2:12, but there seems to be more interpretational disagreement within …

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The Authority of the Word

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV Blessed is the manwho walks not in the counsel of the wicked,nor stands in the way of sinners,nor …

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Tested & Blameless

Having observed the ordination of the first seven deacons in our previous study, we constructed a biblical portrait of what deacons’ responsibilities are in the church, namely that they are servants, ministers, and guardians of church unity. As we did with elders, we now proceed to study what the qualifications are for being a deacon. …

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Above Reproach

In the previous study, we observed the responsibilities of elders, namely, that they are commanded to lead (shepherd, oversee, and model) by devoting themselves to prayer and the ministry of the Word. Biblically, prayer and teaching are the two tasks from which elders cannot deviate. We know now what elders do, but how do we …

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