Shepherd of Souls

The Shepherds Gospel

The Structure of the Shepherd Discourse

The Structure of the Shepherd Discourse

John 10:1-5 The Paroimia The paroimia describes the imagery of a sheepfold, with a shepherd and sheep. It seems to
The Shepherd Imagery in the Bible

The Shepherd Imagery in the Bible

In the Ancient Near East (ANE), where Palestine belonged, shepherding was considered one of the oldest of human occupations. Cows,
The great role of the Priest as Shepherd

The great role of the Priest as Shepherd

Just like the role of the Bishop as Shepherd does the Priest as Shepherd also have their role within the
The role of the Bishop as Shepherd

The role of the Bishop as Shepherd

As Christians the bishop or the priest are the ones that most resemble Christ especially in the ministry of Christ
The Immediate Context of the Shepherd Discourse

The Immediate Context of the Shepherd Discourse

Johannine commentators have different ways of structuring the Fourth Gospel (=FG). Bruce Milne, for instance, divides the FG as follows:
The Identity of the Good Shepherd

The Identity of the Good Shepherd

The shepherd is a very common theme in the Old Testament, and it also appears in the Synoptic Gospels, not
Gospel of John – The Good Shepherd

Gospel of John – The Good Shepherd

―I am the Good Shepherd.The Good shepherd lays downs his life for the sheep‖ (John 10:11). The Gospel of John
Shepherding in Contemporary Ministry

Shepherding in Contemporary Ministry

Introduction We have mentioned in previous posts that Jesus is the Good Shepherd who leads, guides, cares, and lays his
Shepherd in the Old Testament

Shepherd in the Old Testament

The OT correctly reflects the milieu of shepherds and their flocks. Shepherds are mentioned a dozen of times throughout the
Shepherd in the New Testament

Shepherd in the New Testament

The Greek word for shepherd occurs eighteen (18) times, mostly in the Gospels. Outside the Gospel it appears only in Eph 4:11,
Literary Context of John 10:1-21

Literary Context of John 10:1-21

A colometric presentation of the passage under scrutiny is in order: 1a ―Truly, truly, I say to you,1b he
Leaders of the Church

Leaders of the Church

In the contemporary time the leaders of the church are called to minister the people following the model of the
John’s use of Metaphors

John’s use of Metaphors

According to George Bradford Caird, ―Metaphor is a lens; it is as though the speaker were saying, ‘Look through this
Implications of Being a Shepherd

Implications of Being a Shepherd

Bishops and priests by virtue of their calling as shepherds have responsibilities to care for the spiritual welfare and also

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