Our Father's Business: Serving Instead Of Volunteering

By Pastor Chad A. Miller, January 31, 2021


SUMMARY: Serving in the church is different that volunteering elsewhere. We all should humbly serve with joyful hearts in a way that points others to Jesus. The Bible makes provision for men of distinction to help guide that service - not for ceremony or status - as a means to honor the Lord. The discipleship that flows out of our convent relationship with one another should make it easy to identify and develop servant leaders to minister as Deacons.

SERMON TEXT: Acts 6:1-7; 1 Timothy 3:8-13

What's DISTINCT about these men? Acts 6:3

  1. Good
  2. Full of the Holy Spirit
  3. Full of

What's DEMANDED for being appointed? 1 Timothy 3:8-13

  1. Sincere (v8)
  2. (v8)
  3. Satisfied and (v8)
  4. Settled In The Faith (v9)
  5. Seasoned (Tried & Trusted) (v10)
  6. By The Family (vv 11-12)

Who is Demonstrating This Among Us? Acts 6

How do we DEVELOP One Another? Titus 2


“A solid deacon prioritizes God over man, the soul over the body, and eternity over time even while he attends to the important practical and bodily needs of people.” -Thabiti Anyabwile

It isn’t the GIFTS of the Spirit that QUALIFY you for leadership…it’s the FRUIT of the Spirit!