Deacons 1 Tim. 3:8-13

Deacons 1 Tim. 3: 8-13 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO After Paul wrote about the qualities of pastors, he gave Timothy a list of qualities for deacons.  Since deacons are an extension of the pastor’s ministry [Acts 6:1-7], it follows that their qualities should be very similar to that of pastors.  That’s...

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Office of a Bishop 1 Tim. 3:1-7

1 Tim 3:1-7 Office of a Bishop CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO There are only two offices in the church: bishop and deacon [Phil 1:1].  Paul qualifies a bishop in 1 Tim 3:1-7 and a deacon in 1 Tim 3:8-13. A bishop is a pastor, Titus 1:7.  They are men.  Pastors are...

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Deacons Acts 6:1-7

Deacons Acts 6:1-7 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO Deacons were added as an office in the church because of the temporal needs of the congregation that needed attention.  The charge to the deacons is found in Acts 6:1-7. The office is a spiritual office in a practical ministry – in other words...

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Bishops and Deacons Phil. 1:1-2

Bishops and Deacons Philippians 1:1-2 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO The only two scriptural offices in the church are the bishops and deacons.  The bishop is the overseer. Acts 1:20 Phil 1:1 I Tim 3:1,2, qualified Titus 1:7, qualified I Pet 2:25, comes from Jesus There is not an ecclesiastical hierarchy.   The bishop is also...

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