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Peter, a fellow elder, exhorts elders and prospective elders with 4 important points concerning their role and work: Shepherding the flock, excercising oversight, serving eagerly and leading by example.
Praise God! Harbor will be prayerfully moving forward to see God raise more servant leaders. Today, we consider the office of elder and what it means to be an elder.
Paul was on his way from Philippi to Jerusalem to be there in time for the Feast of Pentecost. The church at Ephesus was dear to his heart. He spent 3 years ministering there and was now passing by, desiring to give a farewell message to the leaders of the church. He knew his time was limited, so he asked them to meet him in Miletus, some 33 miles away. In this third part of a three part series, Paul charges the leaders of the church take heed to themselves, oversee the people of God, feed them with the Word and be vigilant as they keep watch for the enemies that lurk both without and within. This message will challenge those who oversee the people of God in various manners. These are the people Jesus died for. The responsibilities God has given for their care needs to be carried out with vigilance.
Pastor Brad Wingler discusses "Our Lord is Great" from Psalm 147:1-6
Elders are men who have exempified the same spiritual growth and maturity we expect of ourselves as followers of Jesus. They simply fill a specific role of shepherd and overseer.
Jesus is the good shepherd who lays down his life for his sheep.
Larry Hayes and Bob Griffin, the elders of New Life Christian Church, share (in that order) another sermon on leadership. New Life is blessed to have two men who love God's Word and people and desire others to do the same.