People Skills 3

Series: People Skills
Presenter: Kevin Fitzgerald

This unit demonstrates the importance of shepherding God’s people with gentleness and great patience.



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Remember It

1. As the Good Shepherd, how did Jesus describe Himself according to Matthew 11:29?
Gentle and lowly in heart.
2. In contrast to being violent, what character quality did Paul give as a requirement for elders in 1 Timothy 3:3?
Being gentle.
3. According to Proverbs 16:21b, what ingredient increases persuasiveness?
Sweetness of speech.

Discuss It

  1. In 1 Cor. 13:4, Paul writes that love is “patient and kind.” What are some possible consequences to a local church that has a leader lacking these qualities?
  2. Can you think of a time or times when a gentle response was effective in helping persuade someone of the truth?
  3. How would you answer the argument that a leader who is gentle, kind, and patient is too passive to be in leadership?

Apply It

  1. Read 1 Thess. 5:14 and 2 Tim. 4:2. From these two verses, make a list of the activities that the apostle Paul instructs us to perform with patience. Write down how you are doing in each of those areas.