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Called to Serve

Scriptures Referenced: (Acts 6:1-7)

Speaker: Tom Leonard, June 23, 2019

2019-06-23 CalledToServe from Island Alliance Church on Vimeo.

About Tom Leonard: Tom Leonard is the Senior Pastor at Island Alliance Church.

Scriptures Referenced

Acts 6:1-7

1And in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplied, there arose a murmuring of the Grecians against the Hebrews, because their widows were neglected in the daily ministration. 2Then the twelve called the multitude of the disciples unto them, and said, It is not reason that we should leave the word of God, and serve tables. 3Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business. 4But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word. 5And the saying pleased the whole multitude: and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolas a proselyte of Antioch: 6Whom they set before the apostles: and when they had prayed, they laid their hands on them. 7And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith. (KJV)


Called to Serve!
Acts 6:1-7
Main Point:
God has created a plan of for the Body of Christ and we each have a part to play.

Diakonoi (deacon) = attendant, one who ministers through
___________________________ in a practical way.

IAC (CMA) – We have Deacons & Deaconesses who serve…

1. They were called to serve; we are . verses 1-4

I Peter 4:10-11

2. – full of the Spirit and wisdom, full of faith. vss. 3, 4

(Unsung heroes – Stephen & Philip only ones we read about chp

We are qualified by:
Live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Ephesians 4:1
*Where do I need to step up?

3. – Needs were met; the word of God spread; number of disciples increased (even some Jewish priests!). verse 7

Ephesians 4:11-16

What’s your part?!