Shepherding: Nurture on the postmodern pastures

Autor: Florin T. Cimpean

SHEPHERDING: NURTURE ON THE POSTMODERN PASTURES JOHN 10:1-18

I. THE POSTMODERN SHEPHERD CRISIS

1. INTEGRITY ISSUE
2. MORAL COLLAPSE
3. MIS-ORTHODOXY
4. PROFESSIONALISM
5. CELEBTOLOGY
• CELEBTOLOGY a five-figure honorarium
• a $10,000 gasoline deposit for the private plane
• a manicurist and hairstylist for the speaker
• a suite in a five-star hotel
• a luxury car from the airport to the hotel (2004 model or newer)
• room-temperature Perrier
6. WOLVES IN SHEEP SKIN
7. CHEAP GOSPEL – ENRON – J. LEE GRADDY
E FOR ENTITLEMENT
N FOR NEPOTISM
R FOR ROBERY
O FOR OVER INFLATED EGOS
N FOR NEGLIGENCE

II. SHEEPS IN THE POSTMODERN JUNGLE

1. SHEEP IS VULNERABLE
2. SHEEP IS CONFUSED
3. SHEEP IS FRIGHTENED
4. SHEEP IS HUNGRY
5. SHEEP HAS WOUNDS
6. SHEEP IS LONELY
7. SHEEP NEEDS LOVE

III. THE NEED FOR A FEW GOOD SHEPHERDS

A. JESUS: THE SHEPHERDING MODEL
B. QUALITIES OF A TRUE SHEPHERD
1. SHEPHERDS SMELL LIKE SHEEP
2. SHEPHERDS LOVE THE SHEEP
3. SHEPHERDS CARE FOR THE SHEEP
4. SHEPHERDS LEAD THE SHEEP
5. SHEPHERDS FEED THE SHEEP
6. SHEPHERDS DISCIPLINE THE SHEEP
7. SHEPHERDS GUARD THE SHEEP

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