The Deacon is Not a Junior Elder

‘It is not right that we should give up preaching the word of God to serve tables. Therefore, brothers, pick out from among you seven men of good repute, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we will appoint to this duty. But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word.’ (Acts 6:2–4)

‘But all things should be done decently and in order.’ (1 Corinthians 14:40)

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