7-28-13 1 Peter 5:1-5 NIV


Our Leader Uses Leaders

I.  Jesus Is Our Shepherd

A.  We are under Jesus’ authority.

B.  We listen as we trust Him to lead us.

C.  The Great Shepherd destroys self trust.


II.  Jesus Uses Local Shepherds

A.  Why were there shepherds among them?

B.  Shepherds reflect deep truth about God.

C.  Shepherds reflect God’s moral character.


III.  The Local Church Thrives Under Godly Leadership

A.  Being a shepherd

1.  It’s a joyful burden.  It requires humility and prayer.

2.  We desire to know who the sheep are.

3.  We desire quality future leadership.

B.  Being a sheep

1.  We are all sheep

2.  Commit to loving service under committed leadership.

3.  Humbly lift the burden.


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