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Participants in Eternal Glory        1 Peter 5:1-4

“Swearin’ Jack”                   “Run, speak to this young man.”

I Peter’s 3 Main Sections:

The believer’s status: secure and set apart                                     1:1 - 2:12

The believer’s roles and responsibilities: honor and love            2:11 - 3:12

The believer’s call amidst troubles: endure and thrive 3:8 - 5:14

The interchangeable titles for New Testament church leaders –

Elder (presbuteros) speaks of the leader’s spiritual ___________________

Pastor/ Shepherd (poiemon) speaks of the leader’s ___________________

Ephesians 4:11-16

Bishop/ Overseer (episcopos) speaks of the leaders ________ authority

-James 3:1                            -Hebrews 13:17

Peter’s _________________ with his fellow elders                                   V. 1

For our momentary light affliction is producing for us an absolutely incomparable eternal weight of glory.                    -2 Corinthians 4:17

The Don’ts of Shepherding:                                                                            V. 2-3


The Do’s of Shepherding:                                                                                V. 2-3


The shepherd’s coming _____________________                                   V. 4


For what is our hope or joy or crown of boasting before our Lord Jesus at His coming? Is it not you? For you are our glory and joy. -I Thess. 2:19-20

Crowns for Christians (Randy Alcorn)

The crown of life – given for faithfulness to Christ in persecution and/or martyrdom (James 1:12; Rev. 2:10)

The incorruptible crown – given for determination, discipline, and victory in the Christian life (I Cor. 9:24-25)

The crown of rejoicing – given for pouring oneself into others in evangelism and discipleship (I Thessalonians 2:19; Philippians 4:1)

The crown of righteousness – given for joyfully purifying and readying oneself to meet Christ at His return (2 Timothy 4:6-8)

The crown of glory – given for faithfully representing Christ in a position of spiritual leadership (I Peter 5:1-4)




Except pastors retain this in view, it can by no means be that they will in good earnest proceed in the course of their calling, but will, on the contrary, become often faint; for there are innumerable hindrances which are sufficient to discourage the most prudent. They have often to do with ungrateful men, from whom they receive an unworthy reward, long and great labors are often in vain; Satan sometimes prevails in his wicked devices. Lest then, the faithful servant of Christ should be broken down, there is for him one and only one remedy, - to turn his eyes to the coming of Christ. Thus it will be, that he, who seems to derive no encouragement from men, will assiduously go on in his labours, knowing that a great reward is prepared for him by the Lord.                                                                     -John Calvin