Spiritual Shepherds Know the Sheep

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This lesson is part of the Church Leadership series. The series encounters and encourages the power and possibility of building great leaders in our congregations, but it also describes the need for excellent leaders.

This particular lessons deals the the concept of leaders having a knowledge of the ones they are leading.

You may view more lessons and download the outlines by going to The Preacher's Pen website: http://www.preacherspen.org

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Spiritual Shepherds Know the Sheep

  1. 1. A Shepherd Knows the Sheep Church Leadership Series
  2. 2. Thoughts on Knowing “You have to start knowing yourself so well that you begin to know other people. A piece of us is in every person we can ever meet.” (John D. MacDonald)
  3. 3. Thoughts on Knowing “I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.” (Leonard Da Vinci)
  4. 4. Thoughts on Knowing “Hope is knowing that people, like kites are made to be lifted up.” (Author Unknown)
  5. 5. How did Shepherds Know the Sheep • The shepherd spent time with the sheep. – Luke 2.8 – The sheep knew the voice of the shepherd (John 10.3,4). – How would the sheep know the shepherd if he never talked to them?
  6. 6. How did Shepherds Know the Sheep • It has been said the getting to know someone meant: – Spending time with them in the good, the bad and the ugly. – Spending time leading them. – Spending time with them doing your duty.
  7. 7. The Importance of Knowing Sheep • Spiritual Shepherds must know the sheep by name. – John 10.14
  8. 8. The Importance of Knowing Sheep • Spiritual shepherds must understand the concerns of the sheep. – Jeremiah 23.4 – Genesis 33.13,14 – Acts 11.29,30
  9. 9. The Importance of Knowing Sheep • Spiritual shepherds must know the strengths and weaknesses of the sheep. – James 5:14
  10. 10. The Importance of Knowing Sheep • Spiritual shepherds must know when the sheep need protection. – 1 Samuel 17.34, 35 – Acts 20.29 – Matthew 7.15 – Titus 1.9
  11. 11. The Importance of Knowing Sheep • Spiritual shepherds knows when the sheep are lost. – Ezekiel 34.12, 16 – Luke 15.2-7 – Hebrews 13.17
  12. 12. The Importance of Knowing Sheep • Spiritual shepherds are known to the sheep by their voice. – John 10.14
  13. 13. The Importance of Knowing Sheep • Spiritual shepherds must be trusted by the sheep. – Psalm 23.4 – Hebrews 13.17
  14. 14. A Shepherd Knows the Sheep Church Leadership Series

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