This Sunday @ RVPC

Sunday, September 27th, 2020

Sunday Morning Worship (9:30 AM)

Sermon Text (1 Timothy 3:8-13)

[8] Deacons likewise must be dignified, not double-tongued, not addicted to much wine, not greedy for dishonest gain. [9] They must hold the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience. [10] And let them also be tested first; then let them serve as deacons if they prove themselves blameless. [11] Their wives likewise must be dignified, not slanderers, but sober-minded, faithful in all things. [12] Let deacons each be the husband of one wife, managing their children and their own households well. [13] For those who serve well as deacons gain a good standing for themselves and also great confidence in the faith that is in Christ Jesus. (ESV)

This we will be continuing our study through the book of 1 Timothy. In this passage Paul teaches us the biblical qualifications for the office of Deacon. In many ways the qualifications are essentially the same as those Paul gave for the office of overseer or elder in the previous passage (v.1-7).

That he even uses the word “likewise” here (v.8) shows us the seriousness with which we ought to consider and esteem the office of deacon. The work of this office, while different from that of overseer or elder, is no less “spiritual” than that office, and so the qualifications are no less important.

We hope that you will join us for worship this Sunday! However, if you are unable to join us in-person for worship, we will be live-streaming our worship service. See our Facebook page or our YouTube channel for the live video feed starting @ 9:30 AM (PST).

Sunday Night Bible Study (6 PM)

We are currently going through a study of the Heidelberg Catechism. Please join us as we study through this great teaching tool and means of unity in the church that has stood the test of time for over 450 years!