The Lord's Shepherds

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The Lord's Shepherds

  1. 1. The Lord’s Shepherds<br />Leadership and Responsibility<br />
  2. 2. The Lord’s Shepherds<br />“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. I know that after my departure fierce wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock; and from among your own selves will arise men speaking twisted things, to draw away the disciples after them.” <br />(Acts 20.28-30; ESV)<br />
  3. 3. The Lord’s Shepherds<br />Responsibility:<br />“an instance of being answerable or accountable for someone or something within your control, power or management.”<br />(Adapted from Dictionary.com)<br />
  4. 4. Examples of Responsibility<br />Genesis 3.12<br />Matthew 27.24<br />Exodus 32.21-24<br />James 3.1<br />
  5. 5. The Lord’s Shepherds<br />“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. I know that after my departure fierce wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock; and from among your own selves will arise men speaking twisted things, to draw away the disciples after them.” <br />(Acts 20.28-30; ESV)<br />
  6. 6. The Lord’s Shepherds<br />“So I exhort the elders among you…shepherd the flock of God that is among you…as God would have you…and when the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory.” <br />(1 Peter 5.1-4; ESV)<br />
  7. 7. The Importance of Spiritual Shepherds<br />Spiritual shepherds realize there is a need for strong men to step up.<br />1 Timothy 3.1<br />
  8. 8. The Importance of Spiritual Shepherds<br />Spiritual shepherds must be equipped for the work ahead.<br />There are tough decisions to be made (Acts 20.28-32).<br />
  9. 9. The Importance of Spiritual Shepherds<br />Spiritual shepherds must be ready for the work.<br />Today’s spiritual shepherds are over the flock of God (Acts 20.28).<br />Remember that the sheep are the Father’s and they are on loan to today’s spiritual shepherds (Hebrews 13.17).<br />
  10. 10. The Importance of Spiritual Shepherds<br />Spiritual shepherds must realize there is a Shepherd greater than themselves.<br />1 Peter 5.4<br />
  11. 11. The Lord’s Shepherd’s<br />Leadership and Responsibility<br />

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