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Should scriptures that speak of vital ministry be relegated to "professionals," or did the ancient writer speak of a greater function of the body of Christ? Consider the challenge you hear in this message.
Images of God are important for how we imagine ourselves as followers and for how we image God’s vision to the world.
Scripture: Acts 9:36-43; John 10:22-30 Good Shepherd Sunday The Shepherd receives life on Easter, the sheep receive life on Pentecost. Most of us gain understanding of sheep and shepherd from church, where back in Jesus time, people had a more personal understanding. The sheep of Christ follow him. The sheep of Christ hear his voice and follow him. We as the sheep are known by God.
As David thought about his relationship with God, he described it as a sheep's relationship with the shepherd. As believers in Jesus, God is our Great Shepherd as described in Psalm 23.
Though the feeding of the 5,000 is a familiar passage, this message focuses on the desire of the Lord to use human beings to accomplish His purposes. Connections are made to the Last Supper and Marriage Supper of the Lamb. Jesus is the Good Shepherd who interrupts His schedule to feed His sheep.
Our God is a shepherd who guides us, protects us and provides for us. When God is our shepherd, we lack nothing and we fear nothing.