BULLETIN BOARD

August 30, 2020 Weekly Bulletin

New Hope Baptist Church exists to make disciples who:
 
Know God– through weekly worship and teaching
Find Community– in weekly LIfeGroup gatherings
Make Disciples– in yearly Discipleship Groups (D-Groups)
Change the World– through missions, evangelism, and volunteering

Baptism

Today we are celebrating the baptism of Adrianna Thomas.

Pastor Search Committee

The members who were nominated and selected for the Pastor Search Committee will be announced and presented at the end of service.

Communion

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Fall Festival

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

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Supporting our Under-Shepherds- Sermon Notes

August 30, 2020

Supporting our Under-Shepherds

1 Thessalonians 5:12-13
 
“Now we ask you, brothers and sisters, to give recognition to those who labor among you and lead you in the Lord and admonish you, and to regard them very highly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves” (1 Thess. 5:12-13, CSB).
 
The mark of true Christian faith is that it changes everything we do and say.
 
1. We support our Under-Shepherds by recognizing their valuable contributions to our church (v. 12).
 
“Now we ask you, brothers and sisters, to give recognition to those who labor among you and lead you in the Lord and admonish you.”
 
“Shepherd God’s flock among you, not overseeing out of compulsion but willingly, as God would have you; not out of greed for money but eagerly; not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock” (1 Peter 5:2-3, CSB).
 
· Under-Shepherds “labor among you.”
 
· Under-Shepherds “lead you in the Lord.”
 
“Obey your leaders and submit to them; for they keep watch over your souls as those who will give an account, so that they can do this with joy and not with grief, for that would be unprofitable for you” (Heb. 13:17, CSB).
 
· Under-Shepherds “admonish you.”
 
2. We support our Under-Shepherds by regarding them very highly in love (v. 13a).
 
“But do not be called ‘Rabbi,’ because you have one Teacher, and you are all brothers and sisters…The greatest among you will be your servant. Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted” (Matt. 23:8, 10-12, CSB).
 
“The elders who are good leaders should be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who work hard at preaching and teaching. For the Scripture says: ‘Do not muzzle an ox while it is treading out the grain,’ and ‘The worker is worthy of his wages’” (1 Tim. 5:17-18, CSB).
 
“Give a bonus to leaders who do a good job, especially the ones who work hard at preaching and teaching. Scripture tells us, ‘Don’t muzzle a working ox’ and ‘A worker deserves his pay’” (1 Tim. 5:17-18, The Message).
 
3. We support our Under-Shepherds by living in harmony with one another (v.13b).
 
“Be at peace among yourselves” (1 Thess. 5:13b, CSB).
 
“Live in harmony with one another” (Romans 12:16a, CSB).
“For since there is envy and strife among you, are you not worldly and behaving like mere humans” (1 Cor. 3:3, CSB).
 
“If then there is any encouragement in Christ, if any consolation of love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any affection and mercy, make my joy complete by thinking the same way, having the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility consider others as more important than yourselves. Everyone should look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others” (Phil. 2:1-4, CSB).
 
A Definition of Selfishness:
“A stable tendency to devote one’s time and resources to one’s own interests and welfare; an unwillingness to inconvenience one’s self for others.”
(Cited in How to Counsel from Scripture, Martin and Diedre Bobgan)

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