A Shepherd Leads the Sheep

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This is part of the Church Leadership series. This lessons describes the leading of a physical shepherd and the necessity of the spiritual shepherds to lead the flock of God.

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A Shepherd Leads the Sheep

  1. 1. A Shepherd Leads the Sheep<br />A Series on the Eldership<br />
  2. 2. Leadership<br />Leadership is the act of guiding someone or something.<br />Leadership is not born but made.<br />“A leader is a dealer in hope.” – Napoleon Bonaparte<br />
  3. 3. A Shepherd Leads the Sheep<br />A shepherd goes before and leads them.(Psalm 77.20; 78.52; 80.1)<br />A shepherd seeks out good pasture for them.(1 Chronicles 4.39-41; Psalms 23.2)<br />
  4. 4. A Shepherd Leads the Sheep<br />The shepherd will take the initiative to care for the sheep.(Isaiah 40.11, Ezekiel 34.13-16)<br />The shepherd secures pasture for the sheep. (1 Chronicles 4.39-41)<br />
  5. 5. A Shepherd Leads the Sheep<br />Spiritual shepherds must lead!<br />Leading involves acting toward the vision and purpose with the followers. (2 Timothy 2.1-4)<br /> <br />
  6. 6. A Shepherd Leads the Sheep<br />Spiritual shepherds must lead the sheep as a shepherd.<br />People are searching and in need of leadership. (Matthew 9.36)<br /> <br />
  7. 7. A Shepherd Leads the Sheep<br />Spiritual shepherds must lead as willing shepherds.<br />(1 Peter 5.3)<br /> <br />
  8. 8. A Shepherd Leads the Sheep<br />Spiritual shepherds must lead as willing shepherds and bring up others to fill their shoes.<br />“Able to teach” (1 Timothy 3.2)<br />Leading his family (1 Timothy 3.4-5; Titus 1.6)<br /> <br />
  9. 9. A Shepherd Leads the Sheep<br />A Series on the Eldership<br />

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