October 7, 1990
What should leadership look like in the church? Peter points out an Old Testament pattern as well as a New Testament practice in helping Christians understand the role of servant leadership in the body of Christ. Turning to the establishment of elders in Exodus 18 as the pattern, Alistair Begg teaches the responsibility of elders as described by Peter. As God carries out His rule through leadership, some are to be responsible for the leadership of others, but all are responsible to Jesus Christ and His Word.
1So 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: 2shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight,1 not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you;2 not for shameful gain, but eagerly; 3not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock. 4And when the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory.
Copyright © 2023, Alistair Begg. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.