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Lord's Day Liturgy

Obtained by Blood

Elders and overseers and pastors are all underworkers. Jesus Christ is the Chief Shepherd (1 Peter 5:4). He not only has the ultimate authority, He is the only one who has shed His blood for your sins.

The exhortation that Paul gave to the Ephesian elders was rooted in their recognition of whose sheep they were caring for.

Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which He obtained with His own blood. (Acts 20:28)

Christian, you are not your own, you were bought with a price. You do not belong to a group of under-shepherds, though they are given by the Chief Shepherd for your good.

Remember Jesus Christ. Remember the Good Shepherd who laid down His life for His sheep. Remember His blood that has covered all your sins, blood that has made you Christ’s own.