Glorify God, Live Together, Make Disciples

Sermons by Luke Gorsett

Elders in the Church, Part 4

1 Peter 5:1-5a The Chief Shepherd has entrusted the care of his sheep to faithful elders I. Introductory assumptions about elders II. Important questions for interpreting the passage III. Intrinsic responsibilities of elders a. The Domain b. The Duty c. The dispositions regarding (2b-3) i.   Calling ii.  Compensation iii. Congregation IV. Impetus to faithfulness as elders (4) V. Intended regard for…

Elders in the Church Part 2

1 Peter 5:1-5a The Chief Shepherd entrusts the care of his sheep to qualified elders Five aspects of eldership relevant to the whole church I. Introductory assumptions regarding elders (v 1) 1. Elder Origins 2. Elder Qualifications 3. Church Membership     4. Church Government II. Important questions for understanding Peter’s exhortation to elders (v 1)  1. What’s the connection to the…

When Suffering Comes

1 Peter 4:12-19 Trust God in suffering for it comes not by chance but by his fatherly hand. Six directives for when suffering comes your way 1. Don’t be surprised (12) 2. Do rejoice (13-14) 3. Don’t be ashamed (15-16) 4. Do Glorify God (16) 5. Don’t be nearsighted (17-18) 6. Do be Christlike (19; 2:23)

The Suffering of Christ

If Christ was willing to suffer for you, are you willing to suffer for him? The similarities of Christ’s suffering and ours: Experienced for righteousness sake Results in much good Ends in vindication and glory The uniqueness of Christ’s suffering for us: Penal Final Substitutional Effectual