Ordination of Jim Garbutt & Farewell Charge to the Church

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Ordination & Farewell Charge to the Church

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A Sermon by Dr. Bob Griffin, Teaching Elder at Sovereign Grace Church

“Shepherd the flock of God which is among you, serving as overseers, not by compulsion but willingly, not for dishonest gain but eagerly;”. 1 Peter 5.2a NKJV

-ORDINATION CHARGE-

1. Shepherd the Flock
  1 Peter 5:2a Shepard the flock of God that is among you, (also Jn 21:15-17; Eph 4:11-14)

2. Protect the Flock
1 Pet 5:2b exercising oversight, (also Jer 23:1)

3. Love the Flock
  1 Pet 5:2c not under compulsion, but voluntarily.

4. Sacrifice for the Flock
  1 Pet 5:2d not for sordid gain, but eagerly; (also Jn 10:12-14)

5. Lead the Flock
  1 Pet 5:3a not domineering over those in your charge, (also Ezek 34:4)

6. Example to the Flock
  1 Pet 5:3b but being examples to the flock.  (also Acts 14:23)

 

-FAREWELL CHARGE TO THE CHURCH-

I. MY PRAYER: MAY YOU GROW IN THE GRACE OF GOD

  A. CULTIVATING GROWTH

1. GROWING IS CONSTANT REPETITION (Mt 13; Lk 8:15; II Tim 4:7; Heb 12:1; Rev 2:10)

2. GROWING IS A NECESSITY FOR LIFE (Jn 3:3; Phil 3:13)

3. GROWING IS GRADUAL

  B. FOUNDED ON GRACE

1. GRACE IS THE FOUNDATION

2. GRACE IS THE KEY TO A RELATIONSHIP (Eph 2:8; II Cor 12:9; I Pet 5:5)

3. GRACE IS THE OPPOSITE OF WORKS (Rom 4:4-5)

II. MY PRAYER: MAY YOU GROW IN THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD

 A. CONNECTION BY KNOWLEDGE

1. RELIABILITY

2. RELATIONSHIP (Jn 14:21)

3. RELATIONSHIP (Jn 14:21)

 B. PROGRESS TOWARD BEING LIKE CHRIST

1. RESEMBLANCE (I Tim 4:7)

2. REINFORCE


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