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Throughout the Bible Israel and the church are compared to sheep. Jesus is the true shepherd. Pastors are under-shepherds but should take care of the sheep. This week we continue to teach how outreach/evangelism is a good thing but the modern day church has become so evangelistic focused that the sheep (brothers and sisters in Christ) are being neglected. The sheep should never be neglected for the sake of the ministry. Pastor Wigfall teaches from John chapters 10 and 9, Jeremiah 23, Ezekiel 34 and Psalms 23. All these chapters and others show the characteristics of good shepherds and bad shepherds. If the character of the under shepherd does not reflect Jesus then the under shepherd may be a hireling. The religious leaders in the Bible were hirelings but the Bible shows what a true shepherd should be.