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The Church and Shepherding in the NT

Posted by on Sep 1, 2010 in elders, personal, scripture, service | 8 comments

The Church and Shepherding in the NT

I’ve been invited to speak to a group of pastors (actually a local Baptist association’s pastors breakfast). My topic will be “The Church and Shepherding in the NT.”

The topic was suggested to my by the person who invited me to speak. He had read a few things that I had written about leaders and service in the NT. He said he thought it would be good to discuss the relationships between elders/pastors/leader and others in the church according to the NT. As he said, this would then lead to a discussion of the nature of the church.

So, thinking through these issues (leadership, service to others, nature of the church), what passages of Scripture do you think would be important to this type of discussion?


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  1. 9-1-2010

    The letters to St. Timothy and St. Titus. All of them. 🙂 Get to work, my brother.

  2. 9-1-2010

    Prov 14:4 Where no oxen are, the crib is clean: but much increase is by the strength of the ox

  3. 9-1-2010


    There are some important passages in 1 Timothy and Titus concerning elders.


    Interesting… 🙂


  4. 9-1-2010

    The shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.
    The first last, the last first.
    Foot washing at the last supper.
    “Let my son sit at your right hand”.

    not literally translated of course but I’m sure you can follow my thoughts.

  5. 9-2-2010


    Yep, I’ll be using those… thanks.


  6. 9-6-2010

    would have liked to hear that one! hey for some reason when I click, “please notify me of follow-up comments”… I am not getting them via email.

  7. 9-6-2010


    Were you signing up for notifications of comments or the email subscription to the blog posts?



  8. 9-6-2010

    nevermind 🙂 it worked. A couple of weeks ago – when I would sign up for comments left after my comments… it wasn’t working — but your comment just came through to me, yay! 🙂

    thanks for sharing – love the blog – the next time yall are on the coast let us know – my hubby & I are now gathering with a new ‘fellowship’ – group of brothers/sisters and we’d all love to meet you all! 🙂