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I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a deacon of the church in Cenchreae. Romans 16:1 New International Version.

LEADERSHIP

The word “deacon” is derived from the Greek word diakonos (διάκονος), which is a standard ancient Greek word meaning “servant”, “waiting-man”, “minister” or “messenger”. Deacon From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

There is a big debate in many churches as to whether women should be permitted the privilege of being ministers or serving in other departments in a church.

Paul describes Phoebe as a deacon in an exulting manner so does he does not condemn her but encourages others to accept her (not bad for someone who many accuse as being a male chauvinist huh?).

I attended a church in China that had a woman preacher, a woman choir master and a women prayer leader. They were greatly loved and respected by the congregation, indeed, their churches were always full. Fuller than the Western that had men and had the modern worship services afterwards. They endured much more scorn from family and friends in their home towns and had to move far from there. Their congregation was truly their family.

Does your pastor feel as if you treat him as a member of your family?

Do you feel as if he treats you as a member of his family?

Is that bond there a strong as titanium or as weak as a wet noodle between you and your pastor?

I felt a deep bond of respect and admiration between those Chinese pastors and me.

It is not the sex that makes a good preacher; it is a heart after God, one that is obedient to His calling.

Prayer: Please Jehovah Abba (God our Father) bless me with a wise, gracious and loving heart to accept and support all those You have destined for service ilregardlus of their sex, colour, nationality or any other outward appearance. I meekly request this in the name of He who accepted all the cast offs of the society he lived in Jesus Christ. Amen.

May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.

Author: ropheka

As Christ is our King, so too are we His free will servants Joseph a son of Jehovah I have been a faithful servant of our Lord for the past forty years. He has led me to move from the farm to the city. It was there I learned natural medicine as well as to serve by doin volunteer work in a hospital. This was preparing me for the next stage of growth and service unto Him. The next phase was to live in a tent in the western provinces of Canada planting trees. It has here in His marvelous creation of nature that He taught me so much of Himself while serving others in camp as a first aid attendant. If anybody got sick or injured they always came to me. As well, I learned to be a big brother and care about their mental health and for most, it was the first time they were ever loved. This caring for others prepared me for the next step which was to be a teacher all over China. Here not only did my example guide many to our Heavenly King but also taught me how to deal with narcissist. This prepared me to come home to take care of a narcissistic mother while dealing with narcissist family members. It was in China that the Lord also guided me to become a Christian writer which has been faithfully done for the past ten years. I know not what will happen tomorrow but I know who holds tomorrow in His hands and it is Him I place my total confidence and trust in. Joseph a son of Jehovah

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