During this sermon series, “Living in the Real World,” we have opened up parentheses to address real issues like human sexuality and our relationship with money. If there are three forces that we all wrestle with in society, I imagine they are money, sex, and power.
Today we will talk about authority and power in the life of the church. As always, God’s perspective is enlightening and life-giving. In this passage, there is a very specific word for elders, but also words that apply to all members. At the end of the day, we all need to hear what Peter writes in 1 Peter 5:1-5 in order to live church family well.