look at Jesus as the "Good Shepherd":
Genesis 48: 15 - Israel
(Jacob) refers to God as his Shepherd.
Psalm 23 - David calls God his Shepherd.
Isaiah 40: 9 - 11
Ezekiel 34: 11 - 24 The
future Messiah is called the Shepherd.
Micah 5: 2 - 4 The Messiah to be born will shepherd His flock.
This prophecy is fulfilled in Matthew 2: 4 - 6
John 10: 1 - 33 What does
this tell us about Jesus? What does
this tell us about spiritual leadership?
Revelation 7: 17 The Lamb
shall be their Shepherd.
look at our role as a leader:
I Peter 5: 1 - 4
What does Peter say about leadership in this passage?
In what ways can you apply this as you lead people?
The primary duties of a shepherd are to lead, feed and meet the needs of
the sheep. When we stop caring for
people we relinquish the right to lead. Servant
Leadership pertains to the task, shepherding has to do with people.
What are you doing to feed yourself from God's Word?
What are you doing to feed others from God's Word?
In what ways have you been a good example to the "flock"?
A bad example? Are there
things you want those you are leading to do that you yourself are no longer
Have you stopped emphasizing something (in leading your
Bible study, group, Church or organization) because it is presently absent in
your own life? It is easy to stop
leading by example because we want to be comfortable - we would rather sit back
and take an executive position (as a consultant or manager) rather than lead by
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