- Paul proclaimed the Gospel and the Holy Spirit called them to be shepherds.
- Paul cautioned them to watch over themselves and the church.
- Paul called them to shepherd the church.
- Paul called them to watch for the wolves.
- Paul reminds them to continue to grow up.
o (Giving, Relationship, Outreach, Word, Worship, Prayer.)
A good shepherd looks within, around, and ahead.
- A good shepherd learns from the past.
- A good shepherd thinks analytically and is decisive.
- A good shepherd always has an eye on where we are going.
- A good shepherd mentors and disciplines the flock.
Main Point: Sometimes spiritual leadership is hard and sometimes it hurts, but the blessing always outweighs the sacrifice.