The Church is often referred to as a flock and the leader a shepherd
Peter speaks as one shepherd to another
What do we learn from vv. 1-4?
What to expect in a pastor
What to pray for in a pastor
The feeding and leading of a shepherd
1. The key to pastoring is feeding/nourishing
2. The key to leading is being an example
The rebounding and recovery of a shepherd
How does God choose a shepherd for HIS FLOCK? Are they perfect? Are they the best people?
Peter an elder? Peter an example? What kind of an example is he?
Key passages: Matthew 16:21-23; 26:31-33, 73, 74; Acts 10:13, 14
Two Key Points:
God’s leaders are not perfect… both before and after becoming a pastor – God uses imperfect men
God chooses men who have experienced His grace… so they will be trophies and examples of His grace