Shepherds of God's Flock / by David Flowers

Sermon Title:  Shepherds of God’s Flock: Why the Church Needs Pastors
Scripture Reading:  John 21:15-17; Ephesians 4:11-16; 1 Peter 5:1-4 & Hebrews 13:7-9, 17a

In Ezekiel 34 we read a rebuke from God against the selfish, slothful “shepherds” of Israel--those who should have been leading and pastoring God’s flock into green pastures, but weren’t. As God’s mouthpiece, Ezekiel proclaims a day when God would be the Chief Shepherd of his people. Jesus tells us that he is that good shepherd (Jn 10:11). Throughout his ministry, Jesus shows his disciples how they too can shepherd people as he does. The apostles then help us to see that this role of shepherding is vital to the health of the church and the ongoing mission of God. Who are qualified to shepherd God’s flock? Why does the church need pastors?

In Shepherds of God’s Flock, pastor David helps us to think about the future of pastoral ministry. Listen to David and view the slides here.