Do you have your Bible?. Let’s all stand for the reading of God’s Word. Mark 6:31-34. Shepherds must Shepherd God’s Sheep Well Part 1. Mark 6:34; Ezekiel 34:1-10. Mark 6:34.
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Do you have your Bible?
Let’s all stand for the reading of God’s Word.
Shepherds must Shepherd God’s Sheep Well Part 1
Mark 6:34; Ezekiel 34:1-10
This gifting was prophesied in Jeremiah 3:15
1 : one who tends sheep
2 : pastor
1 : to tend as a shepherd
2 : to guide or guard in the manner of a shepherd
Let’s Look @ Ezekiel 34
Examine the prophecy in Ezekiel 34
Look for as many NT parallels as possible to prove unity
Draw application into the church and the 21st Century
Jesus identifies Himself as the “Son of Man” in the Gospels
The same man who has compassion on the people issues 34 “Woe unto you” statements of Judgment
Between Ezekiel 34.1 and the “woes” from the Son of Man 600 years had elapsed and nothing had changed.
Let’s Look @
Paul’s Use of “feed” in Acts 20
Departing Words from Paul
To the elders at Ephesus
If God does not change, and He does not, “What would He say about today’s ‘pastors’?”
And Jesus, when he came out, saw much people, and was moved with compassion toward them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd: and he began to teach them many things.
[Paul said] “For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God.”
Primary ApplicationJesus Taught Them
Jesus Fed them Bread
Look @ What
Jesus told Peter after the confrontation concerning his denial of the Lord
Jesus commands a completely different leadership style for the Apostles—and by extension all future shepherds.
Paul said: Grievous Wolves
To the elders at Ephesus
So God Does It!
For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.
Let’s look @ Luke 15:4-7
What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it? And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing. And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost.
What other religion has its God seeking out sheep for salvation?
The Shepherds’ Failure
Results in Divine Judgment
The National Religious Leaders Are Judged
God starts over with 12 Apostles and the Church
With such harsh judgment toward the shepherds—one may wonder: “What about the sheep?”
Hebrews 13:7 & 17