To hold a special office in the church means that one is given authority by God and Christ to represent Christ. This article argues that since the deacons have an office they have authority. It discusses how this authority is made public and the implications it must have on the deacons and their work.
This article explains the relationship between language and salvation: God uses language for our salvation, and we use language to show our gratitude.
This article shows how the fall affected the use of language in how we communicate with God and others. It also shows how redemption changes the language in these two relationships.
Not only are the church and its elders responsible for the election and installation of deacons, but the nominee has a responsibility too. This article discusses the nominee’s responsibility, and the reason for removing someone from the nomination list.
Though the church is involved in the election and installation of deacons, the church council has the responsibility to exercise supervision in the process. This article explains why such supervision is needed and how it should be done.
What is the work of deacons? Deacons are called to care for the poor and the needy. Should deacons allow the needy and poor within the church to be cared for by civil organizations? This article looks at the relationship between diaconal work and civil organizations offering social grants and relief to the poor.
What is the work of deacons? Deacons are called to care for the poor and needy. This article explains that this care is not limited to those within the church, but is also for those who were members of the church but who moved away from the congregation. It explains how such care must be conducted and the warning to guard against burdening other churches.
How can Christians reach out to Buddhists? This article explains the history and origin of Buddhism, its teaching, and its contrast to Christianity, and it shares some ways of witnessing to Buddhists.