Sermon Title: "From One Pastor To Another"

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This Week’s Theme: “Following God’s Leaders”

Memory Verse: Hebrews 13:7 “Remember those who rule over you, who have spoken the word of God to you, whose faith follow, considering the outcome of their conduct.”

Word of the Week: Shepherd - A man employed in tending, feeding, and guarding sheep in a pasture. The pastor of a church or congregation who superintends and gives instruction in spiritual things. He leads, provides, and governs God’s people.

Essence of the Text in a Sentence: As a fellow pastor himself, Peter charged the pastors to fulfill the requirements of leadership in the church.
Sermon Proposition: As members of the congregation, we should follow the instructions given by God and demonstrated by the pastor.
Sermon Objective: I want those in attendance to think about ways that they can honor God by complying to leadership and develop a plan to change.

I. Peter Prompts the pastors. 1 Peter 5:1 “The elders who are among you I exhort, I who a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that will be revealed.”

Proverbs 11:14 KJV 1900
Where no counsel is, the people fall: But in the multitude of counsellers there is safety.

II. Pastor the people. 1 Peter 5:2 “Shepherd the flock of God which is among you, serving as overseers, not by compulsion, but willingly, not for dishonest gain but eagerly.”

Jeremiah 3:15 KJV 1900
And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.

III.Don’t Push but present (show how it is done).1 Peter 5:3 “Nor being as lords over those who entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock.”

1 Corinthians 11:1 KJV 1900
Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.
John 21:15–17 KJV 1900
So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs. He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep. He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.
2 Timothy 2:24 KJV 1900
And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient,

IV. Pocket the prize. 1 Peter 5:4 “And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that does not fade away.”

Revelation 2:10 KJV 1900
Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.
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