Tending the Flock of God
1 Peter 5:1-11
1 The Elders which are among you, I beseech which am also an Elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed,2 Feed the flock of God, which dependeth upon you, caring for it not by constraint, but willingly, not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind; 3 Not as though ye were lords over God's heritage, but that ye may be examples to the flock. 4 And when that chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive an incorruptible crown of glory. 5 Likewise ye younger, submit yourselves unto the Elders, and submit yourselves every man, one to another, deck yourselves inwardly in lowliness of mind, for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.
6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time.7 Cast all your care on him, for he careth for you. 8 Be sober, and watch, for your adversary the devil as a roaring lion walketh about, seeking whom he may devour; 9 Whom resist steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren which are in the world. 10 And the God of all grace, which hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a little, make you perfect, confirm, strengthen and stablish you. 11 To him be glory and dominion forever and ever, Amen.
1 Corinthians 14:8
And also if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to battle?
"Let not Geneva be forgotten or despised. Religious liberty owes it most respect." John Adams, the second president of the United States