Your Rod and Staff Comfort Me

“Even when I go through the darkest valley, I fear no danger, for you are with me; your rod and your staff—they comfort me.” (Psalm 23:4) That’s one of the most famous lines from one of the most famous Psalms (we’ll be studying it this Sunday). In this scary and dangerous time…as we navigate “the […]

Good Shepherd, Bad Sheep

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1540397101335{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”]”“I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me—” (John 10:14, NIV) Last week, we were introduced to one of the ongoing analogies the Scriptures use to describe us: sheep.  And I suggested, tongue-in-cheek, that maybe we’re called sheep because we’re so cute. And yet, I’m pretty […]

The Gate

“I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. He will come in and go out, and find pasture.” (John 10:9, NIV) In the Gospel of John, Jesus has painted a picture for the disciples as the “Good Shepherd.”  They (we) were the sheep. He warns the sheep of the dangers of robbers […]

Good Shepherd, Good Friday

This week I am praying for a couple going through a divorce, a child who attempted suicide, a young man kicked out of his school, an unplanned teenage pregnancy, a scary emergency room visit, a husband out of work…just to name a few. Seeing the enemy’s hand in the lives of people I care about […]

Following the Good Shepherd

“A thief comes only to steal and to kill and to destroy. I have come that they may have life and have it in abundance. “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. The hired man, since he is not the shepherd and doesn’t own the sheep, leaves […]