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 passage before?
2. Why did Peter give instructions about elders to the whole church?
3. Why does Peter give his resume?
III. Intrinsic responsibilities of elders (vv 2-3)
1. The domain (2a, 3a)
2. The duty (2a)
3. The disposition (2b)