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08 October 2017   Speaker:  Rev. Bob Hylton   Scripture:  Acts 6:1-6; 1 Timothy 3:8-13; Ephesians 4:11-13; 1 Timothy 3:1-7   Series:  CHURCHLIFE
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Sermon Notes

Today’s Encouraging Word

Pastor Bob Hylton Ed.D

October 8, 2017


Church Life

 “A New Community”

Acts 6:1-7 & 1Timothy 3:8-13

Ephesians 4:11-13 & 1Timothy 3:1-7

The Bible identifies two primary leadership roles in the church:

·      Pastors who are servant leaders.

·      Deacons who are leading servants.

Three Responsibilities of

Deacons Servant Ministers:


1. They meet needs according to the Word.

·       Their function arises from specific circumstances.

·       They are accountable for specific responsibilities.


2. They support the ministry of the Word.

·       Deacons serve pastors so they can lead.

·       Deacons lead others so they can serve.

3. They unify the body around the Word.


Key Qualifications:

MissionalMindset & Christ-like Character



Is this person honorable?

Is this person genuine?

Is this person self-controlled?

Is this person a sacrificial giver?

Is this person devoted to the Word?

Is this person faithful?

Is this person blameless?

Is this person honoring God in their homeand work life?

What about women?


The Bottom Line:

We follow a Savior who showed us the path to greatness is through servanthood.


So, Deacon Servant Ministers, what now?

Identify one step you can take to more fully develop the characterof a servant in the church.

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