The Shepherd, the Gate, and the Sheep A Caring Model for Christian Leadership

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Gerard Bernard


John 10 presents a leadership model called the shepherd leadership. As one of the many passages in the Bible that speak about shepherd, John 10 presents the shepherd’s caring attitude toward his sheep, which is the object of his care. An examination of the passage in John 10:1-18 reveals that Jesus’ two egō eimi (I am) statements—the gate and the good shepherd—provide the basis for constructing the model of caring for Christian leadership, which consist of at least seven points.


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