Updated: Jan 24, 2021
1 Peter 5:2-3 KJV Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind; Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being examples to the flock. And when the Chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.
1 Peter 5:4 KJV Jesus is called the Chief Shephard.
Hebrews 13:20-21KJV Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
Hebrews 13:20 Jesus is called the great shepherd.
Shepherd is define as one who cares for flocks. The keeping of sheep was and is a principle means of livelihood in many countries. The shepherd's primary duties are to see that his flocks find plenty to eat and drink, to care for any that are injured or ill, and to find any that become lost. Jesus was consider the chief shepherd and demonstrated all the primary duties greatly. Jesus was a great pastor!
Hebrews 13:20-21 NIV Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
The purpose of the shepherd (pastor) tending the flock (us)was to equip us with everything good for doing his will and to be use for the work that is pleasing to God through Jesus.
1Peter 2:24-25 KJV Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.
We are consider sheep. Not animals, but spiritual sheep.
I pray that you enjoyed these notes from our study. Please joined us next Saturday at 12pm to continue our Bible Study.
Elder Jerome A. McGhee, Pastor
McGhee Family Christian Ministries