leadership

Shepherd the Flock (1 Peter 5:1-4)

Peter exhorts his fellow elders to be good shepherds of the flock. We first consider Peter’s unusual role in the church, and then examine the historic controversy surrounding his role. Historically, the Catholic Church has asserted that Jesus established Peter as the first pope, while Protestants reject such a claim and tend to focus on […]

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Twelve Precious Stones (Exodus 28)

Since the high priest of the tabernacle represents Christ (from Hebrews 8-10) his attire takes on greater significance for us. In this lesson we look at that special clothing, particularly the spectacular breastplate which featured twelve unique gemstones on its front panel. Early Christian writer Tertullian pointed to this as one of several Old Testament […]

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Wise Advice from Jethro (Exodus 18)

While Moses serves as the sole judge for disputes in Israel, the people must wait all day for their turn for justice. His father-in-law, Jethro, gives some unsolicited advice: appoint righteous men to judge the routine cases. In this lesson we explore often-neglected principles related to taking advice. We also consider how passages like this […]

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Feed My Sheep (John 21)

At the end of John's gospel, Jesus appears to His apostles and gives very specific instruction to Peter: feed My sheep. God has always been deeply concerned about the sheep and that there are shepherds who will feed, protect and care for His people. We conclude our series learning more about the heart of the […]

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