Pastor Geoff preaches 5 descriptions of an elder...
He must be ...
1. a humble servant of the Lord
2. an intentional teacher of the gospel
3. a sacrificial minister of Jesus Christ
4. a diligent guard of God's flock
5. a personal discipler of believers
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff draws out 4 pastoral, serious exhortations for us:
1. See the danger of self confidence.
2. See the shame of public denials
3. See the timing of divine providence
4. See the grace of true repentance
*Jesus took the wrath of God for you (propitiation):
1. It was a soul-agonizing wrath (32-34)
2. It was necessary to prepare in prayer (35)
3. It was a wrath that Jesus willingly took for you (36)
4. It was a lesson for you to watch and pray (37-42)