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3. Today’s Subject Matter Qualifications (1 Timothy 3:8-13) positive family negative What deacons can do

4. Positive Qualification #1 “deacons must be reverent” (1 Tim. 3:8) “grave” (KJV) “men of dignity” (NASB) men serving God must be respectable men real respectable men respect God, His Word, and fellow man

5. Positive Qualification #2 “holding the mystery of the faith with a pure conscience” (1 Tim. 3:9) this qualification speaks of the deacon’s ability and sincerity

6. Positive Qualification #2 “holding the mystery of the faith with a pure conscience” (1 Tim. 3:9) this qualification speaks of the deacon’s ability and sincerity

7. Positive Qualification #2 “holding the mystery of the faith with a pure conscience” (1 Tim. 3:9) this qualification speaks of the deacon’s ability and sincerity

8. Positive Qualification #2 “holding the mystery of the faith with a pure conscience” (1 Tim. 3:9) this qualification speaks of the deacon’s ability and sincerity

9. Positive Qualification #3 “let these also first be tested” (1 Tim. 3:10) “proved” (KJV) deacons must have met these requirements that we are studying, NOT grow into them they must be scrutinized to see if they are genuine deacon material while all Christians must examine themselves, it is vitally important that elders and deacons first be “proved” as to whether they meet these qualifications

10. Positive Qualification #4 blameless when deacons get examined, they should pass as blameless “beyond reproach” (NASB)

11. Family Qualifications “Let deacons be the husbands of one wife” (1 Tim. 3:12, NKJV) “Let deacons be husbands of one wife” (ASV) “Let deacons be the husband of one wife” (RSV) “Ministrants--let them be of one wife husbands” (YLT)

12. The New Revised Standard [PER]Version “Let deacons be married only once” (1 Tim. 3:12) This is not a “translation” of the Greek, but an “interpretation” of what Paul meant A politically correct version Beware of similar versions that stress gender neuter language in place of the original language Consult “literal” translations

13. The Greek Text of 1 Timothy 3:11, 12 (Interlinear Greek New Testament)

14. Family Qualifications 1 Timothy 3:11, 12 the deacon must be a male (Gk. aner) the deacon must be married to one female (Gk. gune) more than “zero” and less than “two” the deacon’s wife must be godly the deacon must rule his children and house well doesn’t specify that the children must be “faithful” “house” has to do with all that is in his household (wife, children, servants)

15. The Wife’s Qualifications 1 Timothy 3:11 reverent (same as 3:8; note similar thought but different Greek word in Eph. 5:33) not slanderers, “malicious gossips” (NASB) Greek “diabolos” What of a woman who likes to repeat information to destroy?

16. The Wife’s Qualifications temperate, “sober” (KJV) free from wine faithful in all things implies that she must be a “faithful” Christian God sees that officers in the church need to have faithful companions to be supportive “And the Lord God said, ‘It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him” (Gen. 2:18)

17. Negative Qualification #1 “not double-tongued” (1 Tim. 3:8)

18. a double-tongued man will say something to one person but something contradictory to another will show partiality may be prone to gossip Since a deacon’s work may bring him into contact with many, he must be consistently truthful

19. Negative Qualification #2 “not given to much wine” (1 Tim. 3:8) people who promote social drinking will use this passage to show that drinking alcohol with moderation is permissible Is Paul saying that drinking a little wine is allowed by saying “not given [addicted, RSV] to much wine”?

20. Not Given To Much Wine, Parallels “Do not be so greedy” you can be a little greedy? “Do not be overly wicked, nor be foolish” (Eccl. 7:17) you can be a little wicked? be wicked with moderation? “Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you” (1 Pet. 4:4, KJV) you can be a little riotous?

21. Likewise When Paul condemned “drunkenness” (not given to much wine) that doesn’t permit a little drunk must show where Paul permits drinking alcohol for pleasure

22. Some Suggest “Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake and thine often infirmities” (1 Tim. 5:23) to recommend wine for a physical infirmity (MEDICINAL) is not a license to use wine for pleasure (LEISURE) prescription drugs (i.e., pain killers) are used for infirmities; can we take them for pleasure? using this passage to advocate social drinking is twisting the scriptures

23. Different Wines Non alcoholic wine, a blessing Genesis 14:18 Psalm 104:14, 15 Proverbs 3:9, 10 Ecclesiastes 9:7 John 2:1-10 Intoxicating wine, a curse Genesis 9:21 Genesis 19:30-38 associated with fornication Proverbs 20:1; 23:29-35; 31:1-6 Isaiah 28:7 Ephesians 5:18 1 Peter 4:3 “Thus says the LORD: "As the new wine is found in the cluster, And one says, `Do not destroy it, For a blessing is in it,' So will I do for My servants' sake, That I may not destroy them all” (Is. 65:8)“Thus says the LORD: "As the new wine is found in the cluster, And one says, `Do not destroy it, For a blessing is in it,' So will I do for My servants' sake, That I may not destroy them all” (Is. 65:8)

24. America Proves Intoxicating Drink Is A Curse! 1 in 10 become “problem drinkers” if same odds existed for destroying your life by riding an airplane would you fly? involved in 50% of all traffic fatalities, murders and divorces

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28. 1 Peter 4:3

29. Negative Qualification #3 not greedy for money (1 Tim. 3:8) one who is in love with money will pierce himself through with many sorrows (1 Tim. 6:6-10) one who is in love with money will not be in love with Christ (Matt. 6:24)

30. What Can Deacons Do?

31. Deacons Can:

32. Deacons Can: assist in visitation assist in personal work programs secure teachers/ order material put together curriculum upkeep of physical property of the building put together a church bulletin upkeep of tracts upkeep and maintain an audio/visual library of sermons do radio program be alert and watchful attendance preachers general needs

33. REMEMBER

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