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Full of the Holy Sprit (Acts 6:3)

He should possess the fruit of the Spirit Love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, fidelity, meekness, and temperance. Galatians 5:22-23

Full of Wisdom
Acts 6:3

He must know well how to care for the temporal things of the church and should be distinguished for prudence and other practical virtues.

Of honest Report
Acts 6:3

He must have a good reputation, a highly regarded character, by those both in and out of the church.

1Tim 3:8

This describes a serious minded man, who will not make light of the sacred things of God.

1Tim 3:8

He must not be double tongued. His word should be as good as his bond. There should be no need of doubting his statements.

Not a Drinker
1Tim 3:8

A drinking Deacon may become a disgrace to his office, for drinking makes one unfit for business and opens the door to other temptations.

Not greedy
1Tim 3:8

The love of money is the root of all evil. It would be especially bad for one entrusted with the Lord's money to be greedy.

1Tim 3:8

The Deacon must be a sincere, deep-rooted, faithful man, one who has convictions in the faith and the courage to stand by his convictions.

1Tim 3:10

A Christian will not be suited to fill a responsible office until be becomes strong enough to endure the meat of the gospel.

1Tim 3:10

If an officer is not above reproach and of good reputation, he will bring shame upon the church.

Husband of one wife
1Tim 3:12

Like the Elder, the Deacon is to have only one wife.

Rule own house well
1Tim 3:12

The children of the Elders and Deacons are to be nourished and brought up in the faith, and so trained as to develop self control.

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