As the Good Shepherd Jesus is:
- Connected to His sheep.
- The sheep know His voice.
- The only way into the pen.
- Willing to lay down His life.
For our shepherds in the church
- A good shepherd must be connected to the congregation.
- A good shepherd must make sure to protect his ministry by having a right mind, a right heart, and a right relationship with Jesus.
- A good shepherd must be willing to sacrifice self.
Main Point: Reflecting the character of Christ starts with a personal commitment to discipleship. Shepherds need to be the ones who set the example to the flock in this commitment.