Sermons on Elders
Acts 6:1-7 Sermon Big Idea: While many things need to be addressed in the church, some need to take center stage. Mark 8:15-21 Acts 6:1-7 The church needs servants Those who will serve – 1 Corinthians 12:27-31 Those who will lead servants – 1 Timothy 3:8-13 The church needs elders To pray, study, and teach To Shepherd the flock – 1 Peter 5:1-3 To be examples – Titus 1:5, 1 Timothy 3:1-7 The church needs organization God organized his people How COVID has affected us
Sermon Scripture: Acts 1:12-26 Sermon Big Idea: We need to place those in leadership who will lead us in the direction of God. And we need to be followers who will be faithful to the cause. Acts 1:12-14 Jesus’ followers stuck together. 2 sam 15:30 Prophecy, prayer, hope, victory Zech 14:4 Luke 22:39 Acts 1:15-22 A leader emerged to inspire and organize their actions. Matthew 27:3-10 Ps 69:25, 109:8 Acts 1:23-26 THE leader was called upon to direct them. As How COVID has affected us
Mark 6:30-44 God gave us the gift and design of leadership. When leaders lead things get done. When leaders learn from Jesus, what they deliver satisfies. When followers submit to Jesus they are filled. What does this have to do with church leadership? The leaders need only to deliver what comes from Jesus. Mark 6:41 The leaders need to be qualified to lead God’s church. 1 Peter 5:1-4 The church needs to submit to what God has ordained. 1 Peter How COVID has affected us
Elders are… Set apart to lead God’s people – Acts 14:23; Titus 1:5 Assigned to Shepherd God’s people – 1 Peter 5:2; Psalm 23 Called to be examples for God’s people – 1 Peter 5:3; 1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9 God’s gift to His people – Numbers 11:16-17 Are you humble enough and hungry enough to be a sheep in the care of God’s local shepherds?