BE SHEPHERDS OF GOD’S FLOCK (1 Peter 5:1-14 )

posted in: Bible Questions | 0

BE SHEPHERDS OF GOD’S FLOCK

1 Peter 5:1-14
Key Verse: 5:2

Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not pursuing dishonest gain, but eager to serve; …

Read verse 1. To whom is Peter speaking? Why does he address himself as a fellow elder? What does it mean to Peter that he is a witness of Christ’s sufferings?

Read verse 2a. What charge did he give the elders? What does it mean to be a shepherd of God’s flock (John 21:15-17)?

Read verses 2-3. What should be the attitude of a shepherd toward his task? What should be his motive? (2) How should he exercise leadership? (3) What does “lording it over” mean? How can he be a good example?

Read verse 4. When does a shepherd receive his reward? What is his reward?

Read verses 5-7. What attitude should a young man have toward his elders? Toward everyone? Why? What does it mean to be humble? How can one be (James 4:10)? How can one cast all of our anxieties on God?

Read verses 8-14. Why must we always be self-controlled and alert? How can we win the victory over our enemy the devil? What can you learn about Peter and the early church from his final greetings?

BE SHEPHERDS OF GOD’S FLOCK

1 Peter 5:1-14
Key Verse: 5:2

Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not pursuing dishonest gain, but eager to serve; …

Read verse 1. To whom is Peter speaking? Why does he address himself as a fellow elder? What does it mean to Peter that he is a witness of Christ’s sufferings?

Read verse 2a. What charge did he give the elders? What does it mean to be a shepherd of God’s flock (John 21:15-17)?

Read verses 2-3. What should be the attitude of a shepherd toward his task? What should be his motive? (2) How should he exercise leadership? (3) What does “lording it over” mean? How can he be a good example?

Read verse 4. When does a shepherd receive his reward? What is his reward?

Read verses 5-7. What attitude should a young man have toward his elders? Toward everyone? Why? What does it mean to be humble? How can one be (James 4:10)? How can one cast all of our anxieties on God?

Read verses 8-14. Why must we always be self-controlled and alert? How can we win the victory over our enemy the devil? What can you learn about Peter and the early church from his final greetings?

Thank you for reading this tutorial. Maybe next time I will let you buy me a coffee! For more WordPress tutorials visit our Blog