The Shepherd Restores

Psalm 23: – He restores my soul The Shepherd Restores The shepherd pays meticulous attention to his sheep. He constantly scans and counts his flock throughout the day to make sure all the sheep are safe. When the shepherd notices a missing sheep, he retraces their most recent path hoping to spot the sheep. As we have mentioned before, sheep wander from the flock when they want to follow their own divergent path. However, another way a sheep separates from

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Defenseless

Sheep Are Defenseless – The Shepherd Defends Let’s talk sheep! We learned sheep are dumb and dirty (what a great pair). Now, we look at sheep’s ability to defend themselves. It is another sad piece of information; sheep are defenseless. Defense Mechanisms Most animals have a defensive arsenal they can use when predators approach. Let’s look at a few examples that are well known to us. Dogs bark, scratch and bite. Cats hiss, arch and claw. Snakes coil, maybe rattle,

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We All Like Sheep…

Psalm 23:1 – The Lord is my Shepherd   We see David likens himself and all of us to sheep. David knows well the attributes of the shepherd. He also knows the attributes of the sheep. As we will see, we are more like sheep than we may want to admit. Sheep Repeat the Same Deadly Patterns The first characteristic of sheep involves their level of intelligence. Let me say I am not a sheep expert. Even though I grew

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Hold Me Accountable

Galatians 2:14 – But when I saw that their conduct was not in step with the truth of the Gospel… Paul is writing a letter to the church in Galatia encouraging the church towards Christ-likeness. One of the struggles in the young church is a tendency to choose divergent paths from the Gospel. The church in Galatia is listening to some who have come into their ranks and added unnecessary requirements for salvation. The heretical teachers are urging the church

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God’s Word is from Him – Not Us

Galatians 2:8 – For He [God] who worked through Peter for his apostolic ministry to the circumcised worked also through me for mine to the Gentiles. Paul writes a letter to the church in Galatia encouraging them towards Christ-likeness and reminding them he has been chosen by God. He did not want the church in Galatia to think the message he proclaimed was from him. No, the message Paul relays to the church in Galatia is from God. The Gospel

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A History of Acts

http://https://youtu.be/Rk2fi_5ZJR4 Click link or picture for video!   The book of Acts gives us a wonderful account of the inception and growth of the early church. In great detail, we see what parts of the early church are instructive for us in the church age. Provided in this video is a short summary of the history of the church found in Acts. In Jerusalem around AD 30, Jesus dies on the cross and is resurrected on the third day. Forty

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Prepare Yourself

Prepare Yourself Joshua 3:5 – Then Joshua said to the people, “Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do wonders among you.”   Thankfully it does not take a brilliant scholar to understand Scripture. All that is required is a desire to know, intentionality and the Holy Spirit. Scripture contains the character and action of God. We can see Him and we can see ourselves.   We join the Israelites at the crossing of the Jordan River into the Promised

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