Morning Service – Elders


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1Peter 5:1-4
Elder

Leadership like cream always rises to the top, given enough time.

Followers are essential for leaders to thrive.

God desires EVERY Christian to grow up – mature in their faith.

1Tim. 3:1-7
Page 1193

“Elders”
presbyterous

“overseer”
episkopos

lead
feed
protect
guide

Ezekiel 34:1-6
(page 862)

Peter Challenges the Elders (5:1-3)

(2) 1. Keep watch over God’s flock

2. Willingly do what God asks you to do (2b)

3. Don’t do it for dishonest (shameful) gain (money)

4. Eager to serve

(3) 5. Don’t lord it over the sheep

6. Be a Godly example (pattern) to the flock

(4) Conclusion: It will be worth it all

Hebrews 13:20-21
Now may the God of peace,

who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus,

that great Shepherd of the sheep,

equip you with everything good for doing his will,

and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ,

to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.