When you read this, I’ll be returning from (or have already returned from) speaking to a group of pastors at an associational breakfast. I was invited to speak by one of the pastors after he read some of my blog posts about elders in the New Testament. Specifically, I was asked to speak on some aspect of shepherding in the New Testament.
I decided to speak on “Serving as Leading,” primarily from Luke 22:24-27.
I’m excited about speaking to this group for several reasons. While I know that these pastors probably disagree with me about many things, we share the most important thing in common: We are brothers in Jesus Christ, with God as our Father, and are mutually indwelled by the Holy Spirit. I’m expecting to learn from and be encouraged by them.
Also, two dear brothers are traveling with me to the breakfast meeting, which is about 1 1/2 hours from our house. So, besides the time at the breakfast, we’ll have three hours (while traveling) to talk and laugh and share. It should be a great time together!