How to Think About the Role of Deacon

August 27, 2017

1 Timothy 3:8-13

The Bible tells us that the greatest manifestation of our faith is the way that we serve others. God cares so deeply about service that He instituted the diaconate, an office within the church devoted to merciful service. As deacons serve the body of Christ, not only do they teach us how Christ serves us, but also how we serve one another.

Sermon Outline: Christ’s leaders must grow in Christ.

  1. Authority
  2. Qualifications
  3. Reward

K Group Questions

  1. How did this morning’s sermon challenge your thinking of deacons?
  2. Based on 1 Timothy 3:8-13, how should we pray for deacons?