1Timothy 3:8-13 – THE DEACON 

If the work of God is going to get done there must be willing workers. Each and every Christian has that responsibility. Titus 3:8, 1 Peter 4:10, Galatians 5:13 

God has given a special group of servants to the church.

These special servants are known as “deacons”.

In the early church these men were “servants” who assisted the elders or overseers (bishops) of the church.  These were men who knew how to serve and how to serve well.

In the 20th century we need men who follow in the footsteps of the original deacons. 

THE WORK OF THE DEACON – Acts 6:1-7 

Vs. 1 – The deacons were appointed when the work became too large 

Vs. 2 – The deacons were appointed when the word of God could have been neglected. 

Vs. 3 – The deacons were appointed when Godly men were available. 

Vs. 4 – The deacons were appointed when leaders had their priorities straight. 

Vss. 5-7 – The deacons were appointed and the church grew. 

THE WAY OF THE DEACON – Vss. 8-12 

The deacon is to be: 

  1. A man of good behavior – Vs. 8, 10b
  2. A man of pure conscience – Vs. 9
  3. A man who has been proved – Vs. 10a
  4. A man who has a Godly wife – Vs. 11
  5. A man who has his household in order – Vs. 12 

THE WAGES OF THE DEACON – Vs. 13 

The one who is a good deacon earns a good degree or “rank”.

He is promoted in the eyes of God and Man and might go on to bigger and better things for God (Consider Stephen in Acts 6-7).

But even if he does not, his testimony for and his ultimate reward from the Master will be worth it.