Aspects of Shepherding Ministry

Aspects of Shepherding Ministry

 

Ephesians 4: 11 “some pastors and teachers, 12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ”

 

  1. Know the Sheep (John 10:1-4; 14-15)
  1. Visitation – routine and crisis
  2. Hospitality

 

  1. Feed the Sheep – Equip the Saints (Is. 40:11; Ezek. 34:11-15; Jhn. 21:15-19)
  1. Preaching of the Word – Systematic Exposition
  2. Bible Studies, Sunday School

 

  1. General Care and Nurture for the Sheep (Ps. 23, Acts 20:28,29; 1 Peter 5:1-4; Ezek. 34:16)
  1. Prayer
  2. Counseling
  3. Protection
    1. Know the truth (Ephesians 4)
    2. Church Discipline (to restore to the fold through Love as goal)

 

  1. Develop/Encourage a ministering community – Romans 12 and 1 Corinthians 12
  2. Shining as Beacons of Light (Matthew 5) Outreach and Evangelism
  1. Preaching
  2. Bible Studies
  3. Hospitality
  4. Building Relationships

 

Walking Through The Fire (1502)

I Peter 4: 12-19

 

  1. The Experience With The Furnace  (vs. 12)
  2. We Find Compassion  (vs. 12a)
  3. We Find Companionship  (vs. 13a)
  4. We Find Comfort  (vs. 14a)

 

  1. The Enhancements From The Furnace  (vs. 13)
  2. A Refining Process  (vs. 12) – “fiery”
  3. A Revealing Process  (vs. 13b)
  4. A Redemptive Process  (vs. 12)  “happened”

 

III.  The Expectation In The Furnace (vs. 14)

  1. Christ Is Examined In Us (vs. 14, 16)
  2. Christ Is Exalted Through Us (vs. 19)
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