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The Call to Serve
In this book, we will examine the history and subsequent development of the Deacon's office in the Church.
In this book, we will examine the history and subsequent development of the Deacon's office in the Church. In addition, we will learn how the first men who were appointed to serve in the Church are the standard for which deacons and servants are to evaluate their service today. In doing so, the Church, deacons, and those called to serve will benefit from mutual understanding and cooperation.
When you enter into any form of Christian service, make sure that you are known for your godly character and manner. This is especially important for deacons. As you serve, eyes will not only be upon your works, but upon your character. It is interesting to note that the apostles mentioned character before anointing in choosing servants. This reveals that the foundation for effective service is an individual’s character and not the anointing or wisdom an individual possesses.
Since character is important to your walk with Christ and your service in the kingdom of God, it has to be monitored and developed daily. A servant in the Church is first a servant of Christ. Therefore, your service has to be governed by the desire to please Christ, which is revealed in becoming more like Him. When examining your maturity and growth, look to the standards set by Christ.