Day 32

A Shepherded Flock

from the This Is the Church reading plan

John 21:15-17, Matthew 20:20-28, Ephesians 4:11-14, 1 Peter 5:1-5, Acts 6:1-6, Acts 20:28-31, 1 Timothy 3:1-13, Proverbs 11:14, Titus 1:5-9, Hebrews 13:7, Hebrews 13:17, 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13

BY She Reads Truth

Since 2012, She Reads Truth has maintained a singular mission: to be women in the Word of God every day. Ten years later, our community includes “Shes” from across the globe, but our mission hasn’t changed.

Reading Scripture together is the centerpiece of what we do at She Reads Truth. As we spend time as a community reading This Is The Church, we encourage you to start by reading the daily Scripture on your  own. Then join us here to engage and encourage one another as we respond to what we’ve read. Each day for this series, we’ll include a brief summary of the reading along with a prompt for conversation.

Christ calls believers to tend, care for, guide, and serve the Church. Leaders are called to a high standard of character and behavior as undershepherds responsible to Christ for how they care for His sheep. 

As you reflect on Scripture today, take time today to pray for both the character and the endurance of your brothers and sisters in Christ who are serving your local church. Share what you are praying along with your response to the reading. 

Post Comments (53)

53 thoughts on "A Shepherded Flock"

  1. Katherine Herrington says:

    I found the verse about not making your leaders feel complaint in overseeing you powerful – we should not make a leaders job difficult but instead should be praying and seeking to help them in all we can!

  2. Emily Allen says:

    I have seen this whole concept of overseers go so, so, SO poorly. What do we do when the people in these positions are puffed up religious people? We aren’t a part of our “church” anymore because of this issue. Trying to figure out where we went wrong as a fairy…the Bible refers to overseers, but surely cannot mean the kind of stuff I’ve seen.

  3. Catht says:

    A very difficult request today. My pastor has had a huge influence on my spiritual growth but we are now heading in two different directions as my church disaffiliates from the UMC. While I have promised, as the former lay leader, not to stir the fires that are to come by “fighting” for my point of view I think I can continue to be grateful for his servant’s heart & imitate that but not the part that is condemning, judging some of my brothers and sisters in Christ. All are my neighbors. —-Amen

  4. Anna Pearce says:

    I pray that the ministry that holds the cowboy church we attend on Wednesdays continues to grow their ministry, snd maybe one day open their own church.

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