1 Peter: Elder, Shepherd, Overseer

Who is supposed to lead the local church? In our generation Christians are revisiting this question and returning to a Biblical Eldership. Peter has much to say to elders as a fellow-elder... and much to say to all of us about how Christ's church is to be governed.

Acts 20:17-38,14:21-23
1 Peter 5:1-5
1 Timothy 3:1-7,5:17
Titus 1:5-9
Hebrews 13:17
Matthew 20:24-28

Sermon discussion questions for parents to use with their children:

  • Why did God appoint elders for the church?

  • What did Peter tell the elders they were and were not supposed to do?

  • How are we supposed to relate to the elders?

  • Why are they important on our pilgrimage to heaven?

  • How are we supposed to treat each other according to this text?