We are ordaining two deacons tonight at our church. The Bible says in Acts 6 that we are to choose men of good reputation, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom — and ready to serve God and the church. We have good deacons here at First Baptist Church of Cape Coral. Our deacons are ready to serve in a sincere and humble spirit.

I have had the privilege through the years of working with some very fine deacons. I thank God for our deacons!

Probably I should not have a “favorite” deacon. But I do. Our deacon chairman for years in Orlando at Delaney Street Baptist Church was a man named Bob Claudy. I guess Bob and I became very close because almost every Thursday afternoon we would visit together. Usually we would take communion to our shut-ins, our homebound people. I cherished my days with Bob Claudy, a good man.

And there have been any number of other very good men with whom I have had the privilege to serve God.

Pastor Jim


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