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Elders and the Flock of God (Also Baptism Service)

Mike Johnson, June 22, 2014
Part of the 1 Peter: Life as Sojourners series

Tags: baptism, church leadership, church life, elders, humility

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1 Peter 5:1–5 (Listen)

5:1 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.”

(ESV)

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