Shepherds and Sheep | 1 Peter 5:1-5
In this study we see that God has appointed shepherds to care for and nurture the church. These shepherds are warned to serve the church, the flock of Christ, willingly, eagerly, and in such a way that exemplifies the character of the Chief Shepherd, Jesus. While this is a serious and weighty task, the Lord promises to reward His shepherds. As such, church members should cloth themselves with humility toward one another and willingly submit to the shepherds.
- Shepherds (vv. 1-4)
- Command: Shepherd the flock (vv. 1-2a)
- Warning: Watch over yourself (v. 2b-3)
- Promise: Christ is coming to reward (v. 4)
- Sheep (v. 5)