Sermon Series
  • 1. Why We Need Elders

    Contributed on Mar 19, 2008
    based on 9 ratings

    God gives elders to love us and lay down their lives for us.

    Scripture Introduction The cowboy symbolizes the rugged individualism of America and our westward expansion. He is tall and tough; honest, but friendly only to his horse; a protector of women-folk, but not family-focused. He rode hard, worked hard, and probably drank hard. Cattle were his more

  • 2. How Do They Love Me?

    Contributed on Mar 19, 2008
    based on 6 ratings

    God gives shepherds to love us with the affection of Christ Jesus, that we might be both encouraged and taught to love one another.

    Scripture Introduction Elizabeth Barrett Browning wrote a Sonnet some of you will have heard: “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach…. I love thee freely, as men strive for Right; I love thee purely, as they turn from more

  • 3. Why We All (Especially The Elders) Need Deacons

    Contributed on Mar 19, 2008
    based on 14 ratings

    God loves us by equipping and calling deacons to serve us.

    Scripture Introduction A guy dies, arrives at the Pearly Gates, and (as always in stories like this), St. Peter is there and asks him to relate a good deed he had done. He thinks for a moment then says, “Well, there was the time I was driving down a road when I saw a group of hoodlums harassing more

  • 4. Spotting Godly Men (Part 1: Humility)

    Contributed on Mar 19, 2008
    based on 12 ratings

    God makes us humble to exalt us like Jesus.

    Scripture Introduction Three weeks ago, we explored in 1Peter 5 the heart of the job description of church elders. They are “shepherds,” looking out and caring for us through love, prayer, compassion and concern. We also learned they are “overseers,” a work which must be done without more

  • 5. Spotting Godly Men (Part 2: Character)

    Contributed on Mar 19, 2008
    based on 7 ratings

    God makes godly men to lead us to love Jesus.

    Scripture Introduction The Bible chapter God has for us today, may seem, at first, related only to a few: “What help for me comes from the qualifications for overseer or deacon?” Before we hear the passage, therefore, please consider two thoughts. First, the aim and dynamic (what godliness more