This coming Sunday we have the privilege of hearing our elders exhort and encourage us with the Word of God. I have known these men for at least the past six years (a few of them much longer) and their deep love for the Lord and for our church is a constant encouragement. I am so excited that we will be able to hear them share the Word and share their hearts with us!
Some of you may be wondering, "What is an elder?" Simply put, an elder in a church is an overseer - one called by God and commissioned by the church to watch over the souls and spiritual welfare of those in a specific local church. In our elder meeting last night, one of our elders shared, "We seek by God's grace to love and care for the people of the church well." So - sometimes seen and often unseen - these men pray for you and for me and continually seek to make much of Jesus and rejoice as we watch Him connect us all to God's indelible grace.
And their confidence does not come from their ability to do that well, but their confidence is in the great Shepherd of the sheep to equip ALL of us to do His will.
"May the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen." Hebrews 13:20-21
See you Sunday,