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The Qualifications of Deacons (6): Their Family Situation

Rev. Kuiper is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church in Randolph, Wisconsin. It is not enough that the deacon be a Spirit-filled believer who manifests God’s grace in how he lives (being grave, not double tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre, I Timothy 3:8). These requirements…

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The Qualifications of Deacons (5): Godly in Their Conduct

Rev. Kuiper is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Byron Center, Michigan. One could divide the qualifications for deacons, set forth in I Timothy 3:8-12, into several categories. Some of the qualifications clearly concern their family situation and life. They must “be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children…

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The Qualifications of Deacons (4): Full of the Holy Spirit, Wisdom, and Faith

Rev. Kuiper is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Byron Center, Michigan. Because deacons serve as official representatives of Jesus Christ to His church, God requires His church to choose qualified men for that office. We have already noted that they must be men, and that they must be…

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The Qualifications of Deacons (2): A High Standard

Rev. Kuiper is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Byron Center, Michigan. In the last article we emphasized the importance of the qualifications for deacons as set forth in Acts 6:3, 5 and I Timothy 3:8-12. Anyone installed into the office, even nominated for the office, must meet the requirements found in…

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