Shepherd the Flock of God – 1 Peter 5:1-5
Sheep need shepherds. In this sermon pastor David explains that Christians can endure suffering better together in the church under the watchful care of humble Christ-like pastors, who willingly and eagerly lead by example. And the churches do well to follow the pastors God has given them.
1 Peter 5:1-5 So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed: shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly; not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock. And when the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory. Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”