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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 7789 shepherd, as church leader
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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