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Deacons: Servants of the Church

February 25, 2024

Passage: 1 Timothy 3:8-13 Speaker: Pastor Lukus Counterman Series: 1 Timothy - God's Design for the Church

Length: 50 mins 51 secs Plays: 125

Speaker: Lukus Counterman - Paul wrote the letter of 1Timothy so that people in the church of Ephesus would “know how one ought to behave in the household of God, which is the church of the living God” (1Tim. 3:15). He wanted to see health and order in the congregation. So, part of the get-well plan for the church was appointing qualified elders and deacons. Though the first part of 1Tim. 3 discusses eldership, the second half of the chapter deals with deacons. The Bible explains that deacons are needed in the church to provide logistical and material support so that the elders can concentrate their efforts on the Word of God and prayer. Deacons are not responsible to teach or spiritually lead the congregation, but instead provide oversight in the service-oriented functions of the church so that needs are cared for and the gospel can spread. So, may the Lord help us have deacons who meet the biblical requirements, fulfill their service responsibilities, and then experience the blessed results that are promised.