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From Shepherd to King The Story - Week 11
Broadmoor United Methodist Church podcast for The River worship service on April 29, 2012.
Coming to recognize the voice of the Good Shepherd
Pastors are not called to be professionals. They have a higher calling. Shepherds are called to be protectors. Overseers are called to be the stewards of Christ's bride, shepherds of His blood bought sheep. Pastors are called to live with the sheep and die for the sheep for the glory of God and the good of His people.
Jesus is the shepherd who saves, provides, keeps and reveals himself as King to his people
The Lord is portrayed as both "Good Shepherd" and "Lamb of God" in the Old and New Testament. In Psalm 23 the Lord is portrayed as the all kind and all powerful Shepherd, but one page earlier in Psalm 22, as well as in Isa 53, the Lord prophetically described as an attacked, crushed, forsaken, bruised, surrounded lamb who is led to slaughter. As we examine these mysteries we will enter once again into the horrible beauty of "Good Friday".
In the tenth chapter of John, Jesus identifies Himself as the “Good Shepherd!” When he said that, the people got it! Not because they went to the fair each year, but because they lived in the farming culture.
If we were honest, we desperately want to know that we are safe and secure from pain, harm, and harassment. Many times, however, we functionally live like God is unaware and unconcerned with the needs in our life. In this message, Scott Sjoblom shows us Jesus, the Great Shepherd, who sees our need, is deeply concerned with our need, and meets all of our needs!