To: mockingbyrd; DouglasKC
1Pe 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, 1Pe 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, but with eagerness; 1Pe 5:3 nor yet as lording it over those allotted to your charge, but proving to be examples to the flock.
posted on 10/27/2006 8:03:18 PM PDT
(Isa 8:20, Eze 22:26)
How difficult it must have been for Peter to do what Christ asked him to do and yet remain humble;a servant of all,confirm the other apostles,tend to and feed the lambs and the sheep and take care of the administrative matters. All the while evangelizing,baptizing and teaching all what He had taught them and most important following Him.
I myself would have said "OK,I am boss now and I am telling you that the Son of God told me that He would send me the Holy Spirit to help me guide you. And He did and you better start toeing the line,stop misbehaving and start loving one another and forgiving each other or you are going to Hell in a hand basket".
How would you have handled it?
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