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Sunday, June 28

"Shepherding the Flock"
1 Peter 5:1-4
1 Peter: The Transforming Epistle
Pastor Jim Cecy

Welcome to Campus Bible Church

Dear Campus Bible Church,

We hope this will be a helpful guide for you this morning as we sing, pray and look at God’s Word together. Things are going to look a little different for us as we cannot currently meet together in person, but our desire is that we can still support each other and point each other to Jesus during this time. The current situation is unfortunate, but we think it’s a great opportunity to support, encourage and serve one another in different ways.

So as long as these circumstances persist, we hope you’ll use these Sunday morning times to gather with your family and worship God together. Of course our plans may change Sunday to Sunday at this point, so please keep checking your emails and the church website for more information.

This is a great opportunity to love one another and to praise the Lord regardless of our circumstances. Please reach out to to our pastoral staff and the rest of the Elders if you need anything, and we look forward to gathering once again soon.

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Prayer Request

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God Sightings

We are expecting to see God move in some incredible ways as we reach out with the love of Christ to those around us. Be the look out for how God is working and take note. If you would like to share a God Sighting, please flll out the God Sighting Form.

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Order of Service

Welcome/Call to Worship
Pastor Jim

“'Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus"  
Pastor Jon & Worship Team

“Agnus Dei"
Pastor Jon & Worship Team

“All Hail King Jesus"
Pastor Jon & Worship Team

“I Exalt Thee"
Pastor Jon & Worship Team

Body Life Information
Ben Dhillon

“God's Not Dead (Like a Lion)"
Pastor Jon & Worship Team

Message
Pastor Jim

"The Blessing"
Pastor Jon & Worship Team

Closing & Prayer
Pastor Jim

'Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus

Chorus 1
Jesus Jesus how I trust Him
How I've proved Him o'er and o'er
Jesus Jesus precious Jesus
O for grace to trust Him more

Verse 1
'Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus
Just to take Him at His word
Just to rest upon His promise
Just to know thus saith the Lord

Verse 2
O how sweet to trust in Jesus
Just to trust His cleansing blood
Just in simple faith to plunge me
' Neath the healing cleansing flood

Verse 3
Yes 'tis sweet to trust in Jesus
Just from sin and self to cease
Just from Jesus simply taking
Life and rest and joy and peace

Verse 4
I'm so glad I learned to trust Thee
Precious Jesus Savior Friend
And I know that Thou art with me
Wilt be with me to the end


© Public Domain
CCLI Song #22609 -- CCLI License #144020

Agnus Dei

[Lyrics] [Default Arrangement] by Michael W. Smith

Verse 1
Alleluia alleluia
For the Lord God Almighty reigns
Alleluia alleluia
For the Lord God Almighty reigns
Alleluia

Chorus 1
(You are) Holy holy
Are You Lord God Almighty
Worthy is the Lamb
Worthy is the Lamb
You are holy holy
Are You Lord God Almighty
Worthy is the Lamb
Worthy is the Lamb Amen


© 1990 Sony/ATV Milene Music
CCLI Song #626713 -- CCLI License #144020 

All Hail King Jesus

[Default Arrangement] by Jeremy Riddle, Peter Mattis, Ran Jackson,
and Steffany Gretzinger

Verse 1
There was a moment when the lights went out
When death had claimed its victory
The King of Love had given up His life
The darkest day in history

Verse 2
There on a cross they made for sinners
For every curse His blood atoned
One final breath and it was finished
But not the end we could have known

Pre-Chorus
For the earth began to shake
And the veil was torn
What sacrifice was made
As the heavens roared

Chorus 1
All hail King Jesus
All hail the Lord of Heaven and earth
All hail King Jesus
All hail the Savior of the world

Verse 3
There was a moment when the sky lit up
A flash of light breaking through
When all was lost He crossed eternity
The King of life was on the move

Pre-Chorus
For in a dark cold tomb
Where our Lord was laid
One miraculous breath
And we're forever changed

Bridge
Let every knee come bow before the King of Kings
Let every tongue confess that He is Lord
Lift up your shout let us join with all of Heaven
Singing Holy Singing Holy Cry out Holy Singing Holy

Chorus 2
All hail King Jesus
All hail King Jesus
All hail King Jesus
All hail King Jesus
All Hail King Jesus


© 2017 Bethel Music Publishing and Remaining portion is unaffiliated
CCLI Song #7097216 -- CCLI License #144020 

I Exalt Thee

 [Default Arrangement] by Pete Sanchez

Verse 1
For Thou oh Lord art high above all the earth
Thou art exalted far above all gods
For Thou oh Lord art high above all the earth
Thou art exalted far above all gods

Chorus 1
I exalt Thee I exalt Thee I exalt Thee oh Lord
I exalt Thee I exalt Thee I exalt Thee oh Lord  


© 1977 Pete Sanchez, Jr. and Sanchez, Pete, Jr.
CCLI Song #17803 -- CCLI License #144020 

God's Not Dead

[Newsboys] by Daniel Bashta

Verse 1
Let love explode and bring the dead to life
A love so bold to see a revolution somehow
(REPEAT)

Pre-Chorus
Now I'm lost in Your freedom
Oh this world I'll overcome

Chorus 1
My God's not dead He's surely alive
And He's living on the inside roaring like a lion
My God's not dead He's surely alive
And He's living on the inside roaring like a lion

Verse 2
Let hope arise and make the darkness hide
My faith is dead I need a resurrection somehow
(REPEAT)

Interlude
 He's surely alive Oh
He's surely alive

Bridge
Let heaven roar and fire fall
Come shake the ground with the sound of revival
Let heaven roar and fire fall
Come shake the ground with the sound of revival
(REPEAT)

Ending
Oh He's surely alive
Oh He's surely alive
Oh He's surely alive
Oh He's surely alive
Oh He's surely alive yeah


© 2009 Go Forth Sounds
CCLI Song #5675274 -- CCLI License #144020 

The Blessing

 [Default Arrangement] by Chris Brown, Cody Carnes, Kari Jobe, and Steven Furtick

Verse 1
The Lord bless you And keep you
Make his face shine upon you
And be gracious to you
The Lord turn his Face toward you
And give you peace

Chorus 1
Amen
Amen
Amen

Bridge
May his favor Be upon you
And a thousand generations
And your family And your children
And their children And their children

Bridge 2
May his presence go before you
And behind you And beside you
All around you And within you
He is with you He is with you

Bridge 3
In the morning In the evening
In your coming And your going
In your weeping And rejoicing
He is for you He is for you

Tag
He is for you
He is for you


© 2020 Music by Elevation Worship Publishing (Admin. by Essential Music Publishing LLC) and Remaining portion is unaffiliated
CCLI Song #7147007 -- CCLI License #144020 

Sermon Notes

“Shepherding the Flock”
1 Peter: The Transforming Epistle
1 Peter 5:1-4
 
Introduction:  
            • Regarding the COVID 19 coronavirus pandemic…
• Regarding the need for spiritual leaders during this time…

 
1 Peter 5:1-4 “Therefore, I exhort the elders among you, as your fellow elder and witness of the sufferings of Christ, and a partaker also of the glory that is to be revealed, shepherd the flock of God among you, exercising oversight not under compulsion, but voluntarily, according to the will of God; and not for sordid gain, but with eagerness; nor yet as lording it over those allotted to your charge, but proving to be examples to the flock. And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory.”

In the midst of uncertainty, there is a great need for strong and confident spiritual leadership.     

             
I.   The Friendly Reminder

1 Peter 5:1 “Therefore, I exhort the elders among you, as your fellow elder and witness of the sufferings of Christ, and a partaker also of the glory that is to be revealed...”
 
A.  From Peter: The Fellow Elder

Peter’s Unforgettable Lifelong Leadership Lesson (John 21:15-17)
Effective spiritual leaders show they truly love Christ by taking care of His flock!

B.  From Peter: The Fellow Sufferer

1 Peter 5:1 “Therefore, I exhort the elders among you, as your fellow elder and witness (Greek: martus = martyr) of the sufferings of Christ...” (cf. John 21:18)
 
C. From Peter: The Fellow Partner in Blessing

1 Peter 5:1 “…a partaker (Greek: koinonos = partner) also of the glory that is to be revealed...” (cf. 1 Peter 1:7-8)
 

II. The Fantastic Responsibility  

1 Peter 5:2-3 “…shepherd the flock of God among you, exercising oversight not under compulsion, but voluntarily, according to the will of God; and not for sordid gain, but with eagerness; nor yet as lording it over those allotted to your charge, but proving to be examples to the flock.”
 
A.  The Command 

“…shepherd the flock of God among you…” (1 Peter 5:2)
A spiritual leader’s primary ministry is to “serve the servants of God.”  Cf. Psalm 100:3; Isaiah 53:6
  • As frail sheep, we need tender care
  • As defenseless sheep, we need protection from false-teaching wolves
  • As stubborn sheep, we need clear guidance and correction
  • As foolish sheep, we need proper feeding
  • As precious lambs of God we need to be loved, nurtured and 
  • prepared for what’s next. (cf. Acts 20:28)


1 Peter 5:3 “those allotted to your charge…” i.e. those entrusted to them by the
Holy Spirit. Christ’s sheep can never be left without under-shepherds…especially in times of trouble!

B. The Conduct  
           
1 Peter 5:2 “...shepherd the flock of God among you, exercising oversight (Greek: episkopeo = see from above) ...”
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Spiritual leaders must never get bogged down in short-sighted committees, near-sighted projects or any other myopic endeavors that would keep them from being watchful. (cf. Hebrews 13:17)
   
   
C. The Cautions

1 Peter 5:2-3 “...shepherd the flock of God among you, exercising oversight not under compulsion, but voluntarily, according to the will of God; and not for sordid gain, but with eagerness; nor yet as lording it over those allotted to your charge, but proving to be examples to the flock.”


Shepherding Caution #1: It must not be forced.

1 Peter 5:2-3 “...shepherd the flock of God among you, exercising oversight not under compulsion…” (cf. 1 Timothy 3:1)

A true spiritual leader must be given a Holy Spirit-led push to stretch out in God-inspired faith and go after a God-ordained position (Hebrews 13:17 “Let them do this with joy…”)

Shepherding Caution #2: It must be done willingly.

1 Peter 5:2-3 “...shepherd the flock of God among you, exercising oversight not under compulsion, but voluntarily...” (1 Corinthians 9:16 “…for I am under compulsion…”

Shepherding Caution #3: It must be according to the will of God.

1 Peter 5:2-3 “...shepherd the flock of God among you, exercising oversight not under compulsion, but voluntarily, according to the will of God...” i.e. shepherd the flock as God would have it and in the way God would do it. (cf. Colossians 1:28-29)
 
Shepherding Caution #4: It must not be for greedy gain.

1 Peter 5:2 “...shepherd the flock of God among you, exercising oversight not under compulsion, but voluntarily, according to the will of God; and not for sordid gain (i.e. intense greed) ...” (cf. Titus 1:7) Shepherds are to be prompted by a deep love for people -- not power, position, plaudits, popularity, pennies, pensions or prosperity.

Shepherding Caution #5: It must be done with eagerness.

1 Peter 5:3 “...shepherd the flock of God among you…with eagerness...”
Out of the depths of a Spirit-filled soul comes the calling of Christ to shepherd the flock of God with eagerness…now!

Shepherding Caution #6: It must not be abusive leadership.

1 Peter 5:2-3 “...shepherd the flock of God among you, exercising oversight not under compulsion, but voluntarily, according to the will of God; and not for sordid gain, but with eagerness; nor yet as lording it over (Greek: katakurieuo) those allotted to your charge...”

Matthew 20:25-28 But Jesus called them to Himself, and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them (Greek: katakurieuo), and their great men exercise authority over them (Greek: katexousiazo = wield power over them). It is not so among you, but whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you shall be your slave; just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many. (cf. Mark 10:42)

Spiritual leaders are to be servants of the servants of God. (cf. 2 Corinthians 1:24)

Shepherding Caution #7: It must be exemplary leadership.

1 Peter 5:3 “…but proving to be examples to the flock.”
At the core of biblical leadership is the understanding that we can only lead others as far along the road to maturity as we ourselves have traveled. Leaders who do not influence the flock spiritually by their own example of godliness are a huge stumbling block, regardless of all of their other accomplishments.


III. The Future Reward

1 Peter 5:4 “And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory.”
           
A. The Dispenser of the Reward 

Jesus Christ is the Chief Shepherd (Greek: archipoimen)

B. The Nature of the Reward

1 Peter 5:4 “And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory.”
                       
1. The Crown (Greek: stephanos)

                        2. The Unfading Crown (Greek: amarantinon) (cf. 1 Cor. 9:25)

3. The Unfading Crown of Glory

1 Thessalonians 2:19 “For who is our hope or joy or crown of exultation? (i.e. our stephanos) Is it not even YOU, in the presence of our Lord Jesus at His coming?”

For spiritual leaders the “crown of glory” in heaven is the recognition of the people they effectively shepherded while on earth! The people who were shepherded by the people the spiritual leaders shepherded will also be their “crown of glory.”

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  Discussion Questions:

1. Who has Christ called you to shepherd?

2. Which of Peter’s cautions are needing the most attention in your life?

3. Who are the people (or groups of people) who you expect will be your “unfading crown of glory” in heaven?

4. What did you get most out of this message?

5. Write a note of encouragement to a spiritual leader in your life.

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