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2 The Flock’s Responsibility to The Shepherd 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13

3 Dual Responsibility (v. 12) The Shepherd’s Responsibility (v. 12b) Must Labor Among The Sheep (v. 12c) Must Lead The Sheep (v. 12d) Must Instruct The Sheep (vv ) The Flock’s Responsibility (v. 12a) Must Appreciate The Shepherd

4 An Appreciative Church Will… Know Their Pastor (1 Tim. 3:1-7; Titus 1:7-9) Help Him Meet The Biblical Requirements Know Him Both Deeply and Respectfully

5 Who is Pastor Scott?

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8 An Appreciative Church Will… Know Their Pastor Support Their Pastor It Shows They Are Grateful It Shows They Are Generous (1 Tim. 5:17-18) “Even so hath the Lord ordained that they which preach the gospel should live of the gospel.” (1 Cor. 9:14)

9 An Appreciative Church Will… Know Their Pastor Support Their Pastor Bring Joy to Their Pastor “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.” (3 John 4)

10 Dual Responsibility (v. 12) The Shepherd’s Responsibility (v. 12b) Must Labor Among The Sheep (v. 12c) Must Lead The Sheep (v. 12d) Must Instruct The Sheep (vv ) The Flock’s Responsibility (v. 12a) Must Appreciate The Shepherd (v. 13a) Must Esteem The Shepherd

11 A Church That Regards Their Pastor Will… Love Their Pastor It’s An Unconditional Love (1 Pet. 4:8) “A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.” (John 13:34-35)

12 A Church That Regards Their Pastor Will… Love Their Pastor It’s An Unconditional Love (1 Pet. 4:8) It’s A Limitless Love (Rom. 12:10) It’s A Gospel Ministry Love

13 A Church That Regards Their Pastor Will… Love Their Pastor Pray For Their Pastor “Pray for us: for we trust we have a good conscience, in all things willing to live honestly.” (Heb. 13:18)

14 Dual Responsibility (v. 12) The Shepherd’s Responsibility (v. 12b) Must Labor Among The Sheep (v. 12c) Must Lead The Sheep (v. 12d) Must Instruct The Sheep (vv ) The Flock’s Responsibility (v. 12a) Must Appreciate The Shepherd (v. 13a) Must Esteem The Shepherd (vv ) Must Submit to The Shepherd

15 A Submissive Church Will… Obey Their Pastor “Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.” (Heb. 13:17)

16 A Submissive Church Will… Obey Their Pastor Serve Alongside Their Pastor (Acts 6:1-4; 1 Thess. 1:3) “And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:” (Eph. 4:11-12)

17 A Submissive Church Will… Obey Their Pastor Serve Alongside Their Pastor (Acts 6:1-4; 1 Thess. 1:3) “And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:” (Eph. 4:11-12)

18 A Submissive Church Will… Obey Their Pastor Serve Alongside Their Pastor (Acts 6:1-4; 1 Thess. 1:3) “And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:” (Eph. 4:11-12)

19 A Submissive Church Will… Obey Their Pastor Serve Alongside Their Pastor (Acts 6:1-4; 1 Thess. 1:3) “And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:” (Eph. 4:11-12)

20 A Submissive Church Will… Obey Their Pastor Serve Alongside Their Pastor (Acts 6:1-4; 1 Thess. 1:3) “And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:” (Eph. 4:11-12)

21 “And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” (Matt. 28:18-20)

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