In his letter to Timothy, Paul describes his prior way of life when the grace and mercy of Jesus reached him. He was a persecutor of Christians, a blasphemer, in his words, the foremost of sinners. And yet, even he was reached and changed by the power of the gospel. Jesus came into the world for this very purpose, to save sinners. The purpose of the incarnation and resurrection of Jesus was to bring eternal glory to God through the salvation of sinners. No one is too far gone. No one is beyond the reach and power of the gospel.
Today is a very important day in the history and life of Journey Church. Today we affirm the appointment of new Journey elders. We desire to bring our biblical governance structure into harmony with the Bible. So this morning we examine the role, qualifications and necessity of biblical eldership.