What is a Shepherd?<br />The Lord Wants ACTIVE Shepherds!<br />
The Lord’s Shepherds<br />Elders or Presbyters  <br />from the Greek word, “presbuteros,” meaning older. (Acts 14.23; 20.1...
The Lord’s Shepherds<br />Pastor <br />from the Greek word “poimen,” meaning shepherd. (Ephesians 4.11, see also Acts 20.2...
Spiritual Shepherds<br />The New Testament transforms the term shepherd:<br />Elders/Presbyters<br />Bishop/Overseer<br />...
Notes on Spiritual Shepherds<br />The shepherd was not always the owner of the sheep. (Genesis 31:38-40)<br />Some shepher...
Notes on Spiritual Shepherds<br />The shepherd’s staff is the most known. (Leviticus 27:32; Psalm 23:4)<br />The shepherd’...
Actions of Spiritual Shepherds<br />“…shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compuls...
What is a Shepherd?<br />The Lord Wants ACTIVE Shepherds!<br />
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What is a Shepherd?

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As the series on Church Leadership continues, I decided to spend some time looking at teh words the New Testament uses to describe Spiritual Shapherds.

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What is a Shepherd?

  1. 1. What is a Shepherd?<br />The Lord Wants ACTIVE Shepherds!<br />
  2. 2. The Lord’s Shepherds<br />Elders or Presbyters <br />from the Greek word, “presbuteros,” meaning older. (Acts 14.23; 20.17)<br />Bishop or Overseer <br />from the Greek word “episkopos,” meaning one who oversees, to take care of.” (Acts 20.17,28; 1 Peter 5.1-2)<br />
  3. 3. The Lord’s Shepherds<br />Pastor <br />from the Greek word “poimen,” meaning shepherd. (Ephesians 4.11, see also Acts 20.28; 1 Peter 5.1-2)<br />
  4. 4. Spiritual Shepherds<br />The New Testament transforms the term shepherd:<br />Elders/Presbyters<br />Bishop/Overseer<br />Pastor<br />…into a word /position of ACTION!<br />
  5. 5. Notes on Spiritual Shepherds<br />The shepherd was not always the owner of the sheep. (Genesis 31:38-40)<br />Some shepherds were family members of the owners. (Genesis 29:9)<br />
  6. 6. Notes on Spiritual Shepherds<br />The shepherd’s staff is the most known. (Leviticus 27:32; Psalm 23:4)<br />The shepherd’s sling may be the second most notable thanks to David. (1 Samuel 17:40)<br />The shepherd also carried a pouch. (1 Samuel 17:40)<br />
  7. 7. Actions of Spiritual Shepherds<br />“…shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly; not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock.”<br />(1 Peter 5.2-3; ESV)<br />
  8. 8. What is a Shepherd?<br />The Lord Wants ACTIVE Shepherds!<br />

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