Life in the local church requires us to understand the leadership structure that God has provided for our good. The office of deacons was established in the New Testament church as a practical ministry of mercy. As Alistair Begg explains, God’s appointment of this office is a clear reminder that He is concerned with the poor and needy. The deacon should be viewed as an extension of the eldership, who in turn are subject to God and His Word.
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