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October 2, 2016 -Breaking Baaaaaaaad-1 Peter 5: 1-7

The BIG IDEA for this week: Sheep Submit to Shepherds

Read 1 Peter 5:1-4

  1. In vs. 3, what does Paul contrast “lording over” to? What is he referring to?

 

  1. The sermon proposed that Shepherds are servants. Why is it important to keep this view in mind if one is an Elder? Why is it important to keep this idea in mind if one is a sheep?

 

Read 1 Peter 5:5-7

  1. The sermon talked about two types of Submission. How were these two types different from each other?

a. Why is it important for the flock to have a healthy understanding of submission?

 

  1. In vs. 3, Peter writes, “all of you are to clothe yourself in humility.” Why is it important for Shepherds and sheep to treat each other with humility?

a. What do vs. 5-7 reveal about the character of God?

 

  1. The sermon listed three types of phrases we can say to encourage our Elders: I trust you guys, I pray for your family, Thank You. Let’s spend some time talking about how these phrases encourage Elders.
  1. “I Trust You Guys”

2. “I’m Praying for Your Family”

3. “Thank You”

  1. What advice would you give to someone who says they don’t trust the Elders of a Church?

 

  1. How else can churches encourage their Elders?

 

  1. Imagine, someone disagrees with one of the men at Cordova who goes forward as a Nominee, what would you recommend someone do if they have a concern for this individual?

a. What if the man goes forward into the training program?

 

b. What if the man is appointed to Elder?

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