Leading In Hope

Sun, Dec 08, 2013
Duration:49 mins
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;(1 Peter 5:1-2, ESV) I've been called a lot of things--not all of them good--Reverend, Padre, Priest, and even Father once. But Pastor is the most common.'s a weird title. Even though I've done this for a while, I still tend to look around when someone calls me by it. But what does it mean? What should it look like to be a pastor? Is it different than an elder? How did Jesus use these titles? And how did Peter use them? This week Peter turns to the leaders of the church. He wants them to care for and lead this suffering church. He calls them to lead in a specific way. To prepare your heart for Sunday, take some time to read through 1 Peter 5. We will also continue our celebration of Advent.
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