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Elders are Jesus' guardians of his precious flock, the one he bled and died for, the one he is sanctifying and glorifying by removing every spot, wrinkle, and other such things from. As such, Elders must have certain qualities growing in their lives.
Shepherding was men’s work: hard, physical, often dangerous. I imagine, however, that a woman might occasionally take it up if her husband was ill, if she was widowed, if she never married and there was no brother in her family to do the work. A baby? A baby! Angels from heaven sent us to see…a baby! The angels came to us in the fields and said our long-awaited Messiah had finally come! And there, there in the dark countryside, the angels lit up the night as they praised God, saying, Glory to God in the highest heaven; and on earth, peace, good will to all people. So that’s the way it began: with a baby. God came to us in the quiet night: not as a king to fear, but as a baby, to love. This was the beginning of the time Jesus spent with us. And then he was killed for the hope he offered us. …
Pastors Mark Spansel, Robert Campbell, and Scott Burns discuss the role of shepherding in our Connectgroup Discipleship.
Every week that we've been in the book of Acts, we've been asking the same question in a variety of ways, "What was going on in the midst of the early Church that made them so attractive to the world?" We've been asking this question so that as we read the book of Acts, we don't simply relegate it to a distant but pleasant historical read.