I. OT leadership
A. Tribal leaders
B. Moses/Joshua– political/military leaders
C. Time of Judges
D. Line of kings
1. Saul – no-heart for Lord
2. David – full heart for Lord
3. Solomon — half hearted for Lord
4. Series of kings
E. Elders still functioning (Mentioned 137 in OT)
II. NT leadership
A. Peter – feed my sheep
B. Twelve apostles
C. Division of labor
D. Elders in the Jerusalem Church
E. Paul/Barnabas appointed elders in the new churches
F. First extended teaching to elders
G. NT teaching on elders (1 Timothy, Titus, 1 Peter 5)
III. Observations – Applications
A. God sometimes uses u________________ leaders.
B. Consistency is difficult (Gal 2:11-13).
C. Prone to the temptation of p_____________ and j_______________ (3 John 9)
IV. The Church needs godly, humble shepherding
A. Be careful
B. Biblical eldership as a solution
C. Simple solution
D. Ministry area coverage
1. Teaching: God hasn’t called all elders to be gifted teachers.
2. Shepherding: “Shepherd the people of God” (1 Peter 5:2).