February 12, 2023
1 Peter 5:1-4
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,
2 shepherd the flock of God among you, overseeing not under compulsion, but willingly, according to God; and not for dishonest gain, but with eagerness;
3 nor yet as lording it over those allotted to you, but being examples to the flock.
4 And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory.
“Ministry for money and personal gain is a prostitution of the calling of the Lord of the church, as is laziness and indifference toward the people entrusted to elders.” - Dr. John MacArthur
“The leaders of God’s flock do not serve because they have to, as if it were simply another job, nor do they serve to skim off money for themselves.” - Dr. Thomas R. Schreiner