1 PETER 5:1-11

(ESV) So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed: shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly; not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock. And when the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory. Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. To him be the dominion forever and ever. Amen.

v2 – BE SHEPHERDS OF THE FLOCK

* Leadership honouring to the Lord

not because you must, but is because you are willing (66:2)

Contrite and Broken Spirit

not greedy for money but eager to serve

Investors in the Kingdom

not lording it over, but be an example to the flock

Fathers in God (incarnational)

you will receive the crown of glory

Inspired by the vision

v5 – BE SUBMISSIVE TO THOSE WHO ARE OLDER

Generations united in God

a new joining of the generations
to ? attitude to the world

v5 – CLOTHE YOURSELVES WITH HUMILITY

Church under the grace of God

toward one another
toward God

– under God’s mighty hand

– Gives grace to the humble

v7 – CAST AL YOUR ANXIETY ON HIM

People operating in the Holy Spirit

– He cares for you

v8 – BE SELF-CONTROLLED AND ALERT

Restored and strengthened in God

v10 – AND THE GOD OF ALL GRACE

will himself restore you and make you strong