Friday First - Honoring Our Deacons

The office of deacon is much more than a glorified title with little or no work to do. 1 Timothy 3.13 teaches that deacons are servants of the church who should be honored and appreciated. Through their service, deacons can gain significant influence and honor in the church. In fact, they have the potential, by God’s power, to become a spiritual powerhouse for God.

Sunday’s text should provide encouragement for our deacons who serve from the heart. And it should be heartening for the six additional men we will appoint as deacons this weekend. These men are: Ben Baker, Mike Rosato, Nathan Armstrong, Justin Spargo, Mark Ringle, and John Key.
It is because of the work and example of these men that we all should be very confident in the future of our congregation.

We’ll discuss:
  • 1 Timothy 3.13a - Deacons gain a place of influence and honor
  • 1 Timothy 3.13b - Deacons gain great boldness in the faith
  • 1 Timothy 3.13c - The faith of deacons is rooted in Christ Jesus

As you prepare for worship on Sunday, please give consideration to these questions:
  1. How does a deacon gain good standing?
  2. In 1 Timothy 3.13, what is a prerequisite for serving as a deacon? Why should this be going on before they are appointed?
  3. In what are deacons to be bold?
  4. In who is the faith of deacons to be rooted?
  5. Thinking of Stephen in Acts 6, where did his boldness in faith take him?

Those Serving

OPENING / WELCOME
Cain Atkinson

SONG LEADER
Jim Grushon

PRAYER OF PRAISE
Boyd Hastings

LORD'S SUPPER
Matt Ringle

SCRIPTURE READING
Ryan Fraser
1 Timothy 3.13

PREACHING
Matthew Allen

CLOSING COMMENTS & PRAYER
Russ Robins

WELCOME CENTER
Cain Atkinson / Pat Reeder

USHERS
Dillon Sluss / Justin Spargo

HEALTH SCREENING (arrive @ 08.45)
FRONT ENTRY: Tina Jacobs
SIDE ENTRY: Rich Jacobs

Post-Service Sanitization
Matt Ringle
Morgan Ringle
Taylor Robins

Closing the Building
Dru McLaughlin


Matthew Allen

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