Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

The qualifications for serving in a position of authority in the local assembly.

Sunday, January 7, 2001

ROM 12:6-8 “ministering, teaching, exhorting, giving, ruling, showing mercy.

Turn to 1TI 3:8-13

The pastor is the best qualified person to determine what men in the congregation can serve in this capacity.

Deacons the masculine accusative plural of diakonos a waiter, or a minister, one who renders service or administration, to be a deputy in the local church.

Turn to ACT 6:1

dignity semnous worthy of respect, honorable, noble in character, serious and worthy.

me dilogous to say one thing but to mean another, deceitful, hypocritical in speech.

The higher you go in any form of leadership, the more you must be free from any form of slavery.

Too much alcohol destroys brain cells, the ability to concentrate, self-discipline, good health and vigor.

1TI 3:8Deacons must be worthy of respect, not given to double-talk, not a slave to alcohol and not having an eager desire for dishonest profit.”

Turn to SOS 1:6

Mystery the accusative singular noun musterion “the mystery doctrine of the Church-age.”

The Baptism of the Holy Spirit.
This is the dispensation of the unique PPOG.
Unique Equality in the PPOG.
The Unique Portfolio of Invisible Assets.

Two Unique Royal Commissions for every Church Age Believer.
The doctrine of the Church Age is the unique mystery doctrine.

The body of the Church Age believer is indwelt by each person of the Trinity.
The Unique Availability of Divine Power.

The Age of No Prophecy.
The Church Age is the dispensation of invisible heroes.

Kathara a pure conscience, one that is clean from that which corrupts, one that is free from prejudice and also free from guilt.

PRO 30:5Every word of God is tested; He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him.”

PSA 12:6The words of the Lord are pure words; As silver tried in a furnace on the earth, refined seven times.”

MAT 5:8Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

JAM 3:17The wisdom that is from above is first pure.”

Tested pres-pass-imp dokimazo to be tested through trial and pressure.

Dignified semnas worthy of respect, honorable.

This phrase applies to the heathen practice as well as the Jewish practice of polygamy – having more than one mate.

Mate is dead, ROM 7:1-4.
Divorced for adultery, MAT 5:32.
Divorced for desertion, 1CO 7:15.
Divorced before salvation, ISA 44:22.

Managers pres-mid-part proistemito superintend, to preside over, to be the head, to govern, to manage, to rule

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