Jesus of Nazareth – aka Jesus the Christ
New Life is God’s Church (Acts 20:28). Jesus is the Good Shepherd (Jn10:11) whose death makes it possible to reconcile all things to God (Jn3:16; Rom8:20-22). The Holy Spirit empowers us for ministry (1Pet4:10).
Yet why do we claim Jesus as our “Senior Minister”? Peter says, “And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory” (1Pet5:4). The word translated as “Chief Shepherd” can just as easily be translated as “Senior Minister”.
Many times the Senior Minister is seen as “the guy” who is in charge of a congregation. We desire that person to be none other than Jesus. He is the example our elders, staff, and ministry leaders seek to emulate.
[Sorry, no photo is available – but Jesus did not have blonde hair and blue eyes, He was Jewish]
Preaching Minister – Sherman Sack
Worship Ministries Coordinator – Melissa Herring