Sermon Quotes: "Shepherding God's Flock"

“The elders are to serve, not for their own satisfaction in the job, but as glad volunteers in God’s service.” J.N.D. Kelly

“The greatest threat to your ministry, dear brothers, is that you lose your joy in God.” John Piper

“The elder has authority; he is called to exercise a shepherd’s oversight. Christ the Chief Shepherd (5:4) has called him to exercise a shepherd’s care. But the undershepherd is not a stand-in for the Lord. He presents the word of the Lord, not his own decree, he enforces the will of the Lord not his own wishes. For that reason, any undermining of the authority of Scripture turns church government into spiritual tyranny. If church governors add to or subtract from the word of God, they make themselves lords over the consciences of others.” Ed Clowney

“The best of men are only men at their very best.” J.C. Ryle