The Good Shepherd – Pt. 5

As we conclude our exploration of the relationship between The Good Shepherd and His sheep, we realize that it boils down to two interrelated things – trust and surrender. A shepherd does a lot for his flock, but they only benefit if they follow him. And to follow requires trust. Similarly, God needs us to…

The Good Shepherd – Part 4

A third benefit of being under the Shepherd’s safe-keeping is provision. 3. Provision Part of the Shepherd’s job is to find sources of food and clean water for his flock. He takes the time to scout them out before leading his flock there. The sheep doesn’t know what is good for them; but the shepherd…

The Good Shepherd – Pt. 3

Another benefit of being in the Shepherd’s fold is guidance. 2. Guidance A shepherd guides his flock in ways that are best for them. He is familiar with all the surrounding paths and knows which to avoid and which to take. He knows which are dangerous and which are safe. His perspective is above the…

The Good Shepherd – Pt. 2

When we choose to make God the shepherd of our lives, we can enjoy the benefits of being in His fold. One such benefit is protection. Protection The shepherd does not allow anyone or anything to attack his flock without stepping in. Similarly, whatever comes our way, we know that God is there waiting to…

The Good Shepherd – Pt 1

These week we will be looking at the relationship between The Good Shepherd and His sheep. What are the main responsibilities of a shepherd? 1. To protect or defend his flock. 2. To guide his flock. 3. To provide for the physical needs of his flock. Let us begin by looking at the pronoun his….

The Pressing

I was recently cooking some food when it came time to turn it. I was using tongs, but try as I could, I wasn’t able to grasp the food. I just couldn’t get a good-enough grip to flip it. My frustration grew as I kept trying because I knew that the food would not be…

Strange Truth

When the Bible says that Christians are to be peculiar, it is expected that we should be different. Here’s a case in point. The world says “seeing is believing”, but the Christian’s life is based on faith. According to the B├Čble, “To have faith is to be sure of the things we hope for, to…

The Presence of Evil

It’s impossible to be a Christian and believe the devil isn’t real. If he wasn’t real, there would be no need for a Saviour. It is easy to get caught up in the feel-good aspects of Christianity and ignore the fact that we are in a spiritual war. Every single day, there is a battle…

Life Support

Self-reliance? There’s no such thing for the Christian. When we take on the title of “Follower of Christ”, we are saying no to self every single day, and yes to full and total dependence on He who has the world in His hands. Friends, it may give us a sense of self-worth to “feel” that…