It was a joy to preach this morning at Christ Baptist's 6 year anniversary celebration. We installed a new elder so I took a break from the Gospel of Mark and preached on elders from 1 Peter 5:1-4. This is a challenging text addressed to elders. Peter addresses the elder's calling to shepherd the flock of God with eagerness and joy. You can listen here.
So 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: shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly; not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock. And when the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory.
(1 Peter 5:1-4 ESV)