7789 shepherd, as church leader

7789 shepherd, as church leader

Church leaders are likened to shepherds, on account of their pastoral responsibilities and tasks.

Jesus Christ, the archetypal shepherd

1Pe 5:4

Appointment of shepherds

Eph 4:11 See also Mk 3:14; Ac 14:23; 1Co 12:28

Shepherd responsibilities

Feeding the flock Jn 21:15 See also Mk 6:34; Jn 21:17; 1Co 3:2; Heb 5:12-14; Jude 12

Caring for the flock Jn 21:16 See also Mt 25:36; Ac 20:28; Php 1:1; 1Ti 3:1-2; 2Ti 1:17; Tit 1:7; Jas 1:27; 1Pe 5:2

Protecting, from false teachers Ac 20:29 See also Mt 7:15; Jn 10:1,10

Leading, not exploiting 1Pe 5:3

Being accountable See also Heb 13:17

Risking death Jn 10:15; Ac 12:1-4; Ac 21:13

See also

2330Christ as shepherd
5806compassion
7026church, leadership
7130flock, God’s
7734leaders, spiritual
7748overseers
7793teachers
7939ministry
8124guidance
8354trustworthiness
8428example
8750false teachings

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