1 PETER 5

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1 Peter 5:1-4

UNDERSTANDING THE ROLE OF PASTORS

 

Peter gives a message to elders in this passage.

In most churches the Pastor is considered the "elder" or "teaching elder."

Here Peter tells us what to expect of the pastor.

Most important, he tells the Pastor what he should do.

 

EXHORTATION - Vss. 1-2 - "Feed (shepherd) the flock of God..."

EXAMPLE - Vs 3 - "...being ensamples to the flock."

(The pastor is not to be a dictator.)

EXPECTATION - Vs. 4 - "...a crown of glory that fadeth not away..."

 

 

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1 Peter 5:1-11

WHAT TO EXPECT OR GREAT EXPECTATIONS

 

 

When we buy a new car we expect the dealer to be honest. We expect the car to be reliable. We expect the company to stand behind the warranty. We expect a good price and reasonable payments.

 

When we eat in a nice restaurant we expect the food to be good and plentiful. We expect the service to be prompt and courteous. We expect the kitchen and dining room to be clean.

 

When we are looking for a church we expect an attitude of worship, music that praises the Lord, effective preaching, conviction, and a friendly atmosphere.

 

In 1 Peter 5:1-11 we discover some things we can expect:

 

FROM OUR LEADERS - Vss. 1-4

 

We should expect our leaders to:

Shepherd the Flock - Vs. 2 - The word "feed" means to shepherd. (You might want to refer to Zechariah 11:16. What the false shepherd did not do in this verse is what a true shepherd for Christ should do.)

Set the Example - Vs. 3 - Leaders are not dictators. They should lead by example. See 1 Timothy 4:12 for the example leaders should set.

 

FROM OURSELVES - Vss. 5-9

 

We should expect ourselves to:

Relinquish Our Rights - Vss. 5-6

Rely on God - Vs. 7

Resist the Devil - Vss. 8-9

 

FROM GOD - Vs. 10

 

We can expect:

GOD'S GRACE

GOD'S GLORY - One day we will be in Heaven, seeing Jesus face to face. 1 John 1:1-3

GOD'S GREATNESS - After we have suffered (James 1:2-4) we can expect God to perfect us, establish us, strengthen us and settle us.

 

 

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1 Peter 5:5-9

A GODLY PATTERN FOR LIVING

 

RELINQUISH YOUR RIGHTS Vss. 5-6

RELY ON GOD Vs. 7

RESIST THE DEVIL Vss. 8-9

 

 

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