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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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FOREVER ENOUGH

Songs of Preparation – Never Enough Our journey continues with abnormal songs at Easter. The song “Never Enough” is from the movie The Greatest Showman. Obviously, the songwriter intends for this song to describe a budding relationship between Jenny Lind and PT Barnum. “Never Enough” unfolds a storyline that shows nothing in this world will ever be enough if I do not have you. The intended meaning is great for the film, but every time I listen to this song

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Sheep are DIRTY

Psalm 23:1 – The Lord is my Shepherd… We continue our sheep talk, and today’s focus is sheep’s hygiene. Sheep are dirty! Why are sheep so dirty? Lanolin is an oil secreted in the skin and coats their wool. It helps the wool withstand the effects of cold weather. However, lanolin causes the wool to become a prison for all things nasty! When sheep lie down, grass, dirt, dust and so much more get in the wool and the accumulation

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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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The Lord is My Shepherd

Psalm 23:1 – The Lord is my Shepherd History David writes Psalm 23 under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. David is the youngest boy in his family. When God tells Samuel of Saul’s demise, the Lord reveals to Samuel the new king will come from one of the sons of Jesse. Samuel goes to Jesse and relays the news. The sons of Jesse, starting with the oldest, are paraded in front of Samuel. Seven times Samuel dismisses Jesse’s son

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Toxins and Parenting

Deuteronomy 6:5-7 – You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. What is our job as parents? It is

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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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