SouthPoint Church
Cruciform Leadership
June 20, 2021
Main Scripture Reference(s)
1 Peter 5:1-5

Cruciform Leadership

June 20, 2021 / 1 Peter 5:1-5

1 Peter 5:1-5

Cruciform Leadership

6/20/21

Kevin Smith

1 Peter 5:1-5 (ESV)

The body of Christ, specifically the local church, serves as the of Jesus to His people on the earth

Whether we like it or not, whether it is formal or informal, recognized or unrecognized, is a given in any human society. By extension, every church has

It is imperative that we as believers focus our thinking on and understand what the Bible says about what the church should have.

Elders are men that are appointed by Christ to oversee and care for the of the church

Acts 14:21-23 

Titus 1:5

James 5:14

1 Timothy 3:1-7 

The qualifications of an elder can be summarized into three areas: , , and

“A Biblically qualified elder is one whose life and heart have been submitted to God and his Word” -Gospel Eldership, Robert H. Thune

“[A Biblically qualified elder is one] who is skilled in applying the truth of God to particular life situations.” -Gospel Eldership, Robert H. Thune

“[A Biblically qualified elder is one] who ministers within a specific local context – people, church, mission, and city.” -Gospel Eldership, Robert H. Thune

Even Paul, who was called directly to ministry by Jesus (Apostle with an “A”), submitted his ministry and calling to a in Jerusalem

Galatians 2:1-2

Matthew 20:25-28 

A (cross informed) life is one that is continuously humbled and broken in light of the sacrifice of Christ on the cross 

“Those are commonly most confident, who are least acquainted with the cross. Nothing makes more mischief among brethren, than desire of greatness.” -Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary on the Whole Bible

Elders are first and foremost, of the church

We all, pastors/elders and church members, fall under the purview of

Likewise, the body of the church must submit to the elders and to each other in

 

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