1 Peter by Scott Risley (2021)

Shepherd of the Flock

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Scott Risley

1 Peter 5:1-7

Summary

In the Old Testament and the New, God often uses the imagery of a shepherd when describing leaders of God's people. Jesus is the ultimate shepherd of His people. Peter exhorts the elders in his audience to shepherd the flock of God 1) with an attitude of "I get to" rather than "I have to," 2) eager to give rather than eager to take, 3) serving under versus lording over, and 4) humbling yourself versus exalting yourself. When the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory.

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Keywords

  • Grace
  • Humility
  • Service
  • Leadership