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1 Timothy: Sound Doctrine + Sound Leadership + Sound Living = A Sound Church

6.23.19 - 1 Timothy 3:8-13

Like the pastors/shepherds, who look to the Good Shepherd's example in caring for the flock, deacons too must look to the deacon par excellence-Jesus Christ-as the ultimate example for serving the flock well. New Testament scholar Benjamin Merkle writes, "It seems best to view deacons as servants who do whatever is necessary to allow the elders to accomplish their God-given calling of shepherding and teaching the church." Pray for God to raise up more deacons at MCC who will serve God's church like King Jesus so that the elders can focus their attention on shepherding, prayer, and preaching. As we see in 1 Timothy 3:14-15, this is integral for a sound church. Sound servants (deacons) are needed for a sound church!


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