The Deacon Ordination

Acts 6:1-7

One of the beautiful gifts the Lord gave the early church is the ministry of the deacon. In Acts 6 we find the birth of the deacon — its instigation, its initiation, its integration and its inspiration.

I. The deacon's instigation (vv. 1-2)

The instigation of the deacon was to maintain unity in the early church.

II. The deacon's initiation (v. 3)

Certain qualifications were needed to be designated as a deacon.

III. The deacon's integration (vv. 3b-4)

The deacon's primary task was serving and meeting the physical needs of the members.

IV. The deacon's inspiration (vv. 5-7)

The coming together of the pastors and the deacons inspires unity, the spreading of the gospel and the priority of the pastors giving themselves to prayer and the ministry of the Word.

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