Shepherd’s Heart 2

Series: Toward a Shepherd's Heart
Presenter: Chuck Gianotti

Part 2 of the series on developing a shepherd’s heart by modeling what you want to shepherd the people towards.

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Remember It

Contemplate these questions, then click on each question to see the answer.
1. Name four of the seven ways Paul modeled the life and ministry he wanted for the Ephesian elders.
1) He was humble, 2) he was hardworking, diligent and generous 3) He was relational, 4) He was need oriented, 5) He was flexible, 6) He was focused on truth 7) He was prayerful
2. What happens when an elder is lacking many of these qualities?
His efforts at shepherding will ring hallow, superficial or perfunctory
3. List at least two verses that show that the goal of our teaching should be to help people find Christ.
Luke 24:27, Acts 8:35, 1 Cor. 1:17, 23, 2:22

Discuss It

  1. What (in your opinion) is the difference between shepherding and the gift of mercies?
  2. When we understand repentance as turning from wrong ways, how does this apply to someone who is struggling with discouragement, frustration, depression, guilt, etc?
  3. How important is being humble to an effective pastoral ministry?

Apply It

  1. Think about someone you know that seems to be an effective shepherd of God’s people. What things in his life do you see that model a shepherd’s heart? Write him an email or letter and let him know what you see in him. Why? That is the kind of encouragement an elder rarely gets, but it can be tremendously empowering for him.