As believers we are all called in one way or another to be Leaders or Shepherds to the flock of God. We feed and lead those around us to Christ by sharing His word and sharing His Love! The Bible specially teaches us that the elders that are among us, for instance our Pastor is to shepherd the flock of God and the Bible tells us exactly what that entails in more detail! So today We Join our Pastor, Pastor David Crespo, In 1 Peter, chapter 5 as we continue in our topical studies through the book to learn more about the specifics! Let’s listen in!
1 Peter 5:1-4 New King James Version (NKJV)
Shepherd the Flock
5 The elders who are among you I exhort, I who am a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that will be revealed: 2 Shepherd the flock of God which is among you, serving as overseers, not by compulsion but [a]willingly, not for dishonest gain but eagerly; 3 nor as being [b]lords over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock; 4 and when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that does not fade away.
a. 1 Peter 5:2 NU adds according to God
a. 1 Peter 5:3 masters
New King James Version (NKJV)
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