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November 18, 2018, 3:59 PM

Questions - Deacon Service


The following questions relate to the sermon on 18 November 2018, Deacon Service.  The primary scriptures are Acts 6:1-7 and 1 Timothy 3:8-13.  The sermon is available on this website.

1.  Review the circumstances of Acts 6; the newness of the church, rapid growth, etc.

2.  Note that there was a bit of ethnic conflict among the new believers.  Those of Greek origin said their people were being neglected in food distribution.  Hellenistic and Hebraic Jews refers to their geographic and potentially ethnic differences.

3.  Note that all seven of the men chosen had Greek names rather than Hebrew names.

4.  What were the two qualifications specified by the Apostles?  Who made the selection?

5.  What can be learned from Acts 6:7 in regard to the success of the original deacon plan?

6.  Read the remainder of Acts 6.  Compare Stephen's character to the deacon qualifications set out by the Apostles.

7.  Read 1 Timothy 3:8-13.  Without relying on any other source, what qualifications do you discern from this passage?

Church by-laws which describe LBC requirements for and the process for deacon selection are available from the church office.

Please pray as you consider who should be selected as deacons in the coming year.

 


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