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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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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Guardians of Unity

After discussing the responsibilities and qualifications of elders, we now move on to the second office within the church: deacons. The ideas and traditions behind the roles and responsibilities of deacons are vast, diverse, and unfortunately often unbiblical. Much of this comes from the Bible’s implicit, rather than explicit, teaching on deacons; even so, the …

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