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Fisherman and Shepherd

Did Peter have an identity crisis? 

The first time Jesus commissioned him was after an incredible catch of fish, and the job he gave him was to “fish for people.”  (Luke 5:1-10)

The other time Jesus commissioned Peter was again after an incredible catch of fish, but this time the job he gave him was to “feed my sheep”!  (John 21) 

Many years later as Peter neared the end of a faithful life, he passed on this same commission to church leaders: 

Care for the flock that God has entrusted to you.
Watch over it willingly, not grudgingly—not for what you will get out of it, but because you are eager to serve God.
Don’t lord it over the people assigned to your care, but lead them by your own good example.
And when the Great Shepherd appears, you will receive a crown of never-ending glory and honor.  (1 Peter 5:2-4)

Don’t “lord” but lead–by example.  Not for perks or prestige but in selfless service to God. 

How does my leadership style measure up?


Comments on: "Fisherman and Shepherd" (1)

  1. Thank you, Donna. As we surrender to His Lordship, it might take us in directions we never would have imagined…from fisher of fish to shepherd of sheep…! I need the reminder to be available and willing to be a conduit for Him, in whatever way He asks of me in this day…

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