Philippians 1:1-2

Psalm 112

1 Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus, To all the saints in Christ Jesus at Philippi, together with the overseers and deacons: 2 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

3 responses to “Philippians 1:1-2

  1. The intro to the letter lays out the form of church government in this early church. Because this was modeled after the Peter churches that began the movement, you can suppose that this is not far from the model. There were saints (members) overseers (pastors) and deacons. This is how our church is modeled and represents the order that is taught in the Scriptures.

  2. Found a great website to give you a brief history and into to Philippians
    http://www.allanturner.com/phil.html

    Deacons where those appointed to serve the Church…In many churches, deacon has the impression that they are leaders and such, but that truly isnt what they are…they serve the purpose of serving the people and relieving the pressure on the overseers and elders. At the church we have great deacons who serve the body well.

  3. One thing I’ve always loved about the AG is that it sticks to the example scripture has… but it is not stuck in tradition… not that all tradition is bad… I’m just glad we can build off of it and move into different things God has for us.

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