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Monday, August 21, 2017
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Deacons

Dr. W.A. Criswell, the legendary pastor of First Baptist Church Dallas, used to say that his pulpit and the deacons in his church were like a pair of scissors. Each blade was not effective without the other. But together, they could cut through any situation or circumstance. Both worked to keep the other sharp.

 

  

 

The first deacons were appointed and ordained as servants to the local congregation in Jerusalem (Acts 6:1-6). This appointment came as a result of these men beings:

  • Good men (of good reputation)
  • Godly men (full of the Holy Spirit), and,
  • Gifted men (full of wisdom)

 

 

 

This enabled the church leaders to devote their time to prayer and preaching.

 

 

 

The Deacons of this church are extensions of the Pastor and Staff in the  following ways:

 

  • STEWARDS of the Gospel (1 Timothy 3:9)
  • SERVANTS to the body of Christ (Acts 6:2-3)
  • SHEPHERDS who help protect, nurture, and unify the flock (1 Timothy 3:15)
  • SEERS who help to discern where God is at work so that we may join Him (1 Chronicles 12:32, 28:9-10, 20).