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Living Hope in a Fallen World 1 Peter Living Hope in a Fallen World Godly Church Leadership 5:1-5 Jesse McLaughlin
A Living Hope Discussion Questions Who has authority in the church? How should this authority be exercised & received?
A Living Hope 1 Peter 5:1-5 1 Therefore, I exhort the elders among you, as your fellow elder and witness of the sufferings of Christ, and a partaker also of the glory that is to be revealed, 2 shepherd the flock of God among you, exercising oversight not under compulsion, but voluntarily, according to the will of God; and not for sordid gain, but with eagerness; 3 nor yet as lording it over those allotted to your charge, but proving to be examples to the flock.
A Living Hope 4 And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory. 5 You younger men, likewise, be subject to your elders; and all of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, for God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble. 1 Peter 5:1-5 (NASB)
A Living Hope 1 Peter 4:17 17 For it is time for judgment to begin with the household of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God?
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A Titus 1:6-9 6 namely, if any man is above reproach, the husband of one wife, having children who believe, not accused of dissipation or rebellion. 7 For the overseer must be above reproach as God’s steward, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, not addicted to wine, not pugnacious, not fond of sordid gain, 8 but hospitable, loving what is good, sensible, just, devout, self-controlled, 9 holding fast the faithful word which is in accordance with the teaching, so that he will be able both to exhort in sound doctrine and to refute those who contradict.
A Living Hope 1 Timothy 3 1 It is a trustworthy statement: if any man aspires to the office of overseer, it is a fine work he desires to do. 2 An overseer, then, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, prudent, respectable, hospitable, able to teach…
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A Order of Authority Jesus Chief Shepherd Elder Shepherds/overseers Others Younger men/everyone
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A Godly Church Leadership Church leaders should be aware of the importance of caring for God’s flock. A leader’s life should be exemplary – characterized by a willingness to serve, the absence of greed and the rejection of abusive power.
A Living Hope Small Group Discussion How do we cultivate a healthy perspective of authority, submission and humility? What is one character trait mentioned in which you desire to grow? How do we live in ways that are worthy of imitation?
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