1 Timothy 3:8
Likewise must the deacons be grave, not double tongued not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre.
Continuing our discussions on Christ's church leaders and helpers; today's focus is deacons and tomorrow's focus discussion is trustees, which will conclude our discussions church leaders. The intent of these discussions was to focus on the moral fiber of our church leaders and helpers as they are to be filled with the Holy Spirit.
From our scripture text the qualifications for bishops/pastors and deacons are similar as both are to be of moral character, devoted to God in faith and righteous living as well as being faithful to one's spouse. In doing so, they set righteous standards for the congregation manifesting the righteousness of Christ our Lord and Savior.
It is worth noting that a strong deacon board that is Holy Ghost filled is a church where praise and worship reverberates throughout the congregation.
The church is the bride of Christ and is to be without blemish; therefore, its leaders and laity are to walk in the light of Christ manifesting His righteousness. Upon Christ's return it will be for the pure church one that remained faithful to Him.
Deacons, as you wear the righteousness of Christ you are to setting godly, because you maybe the only Bible someone in your congregation is reading.
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