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2012-04-25 — Just can’t get enough of that Good Shepherd.

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BIBLE PASSAGE — I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. The hired hand, who is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and runs away and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. The hired hand runs away because a hired hand does not care for the sheep. I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father. And I lay down my life for the sheep. I have other sheep that do not belong to this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd. For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life in order to take it up again. No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it up again. I have received this command from my Father. — Fourth Sunday of Easter, Series C

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  1. Pastor Heath Pukallus — 3880 days ago #

    This is the most profound statement to come from your characters to date.

    Good work! Grace and Peace.

    Friarpuk
    Chinchilla, Australia.

  2. Jim — 3878 days ago #

    Friarpuk,
    Even the blind chicken gets the corn. Thanks for your kind words.
    Jim

  3. Scott — 2790 days ago #

    Life’s not so ba-a-a-a-a-d if you’re a sheep.

    Scott
    South Jordan, Utah

  4. Karen Lemke — 2788 days ago #

    This is a wonderful statement! We are so blessed to have been gathered into the fold of the Best Shepherd.

  5. Jody Kluender — 2055 days ago #

    Brings to mind the children’s song “I just want to be a sheep – baa, baa, baa, baa – I don’t want to be a Pharisee – ‘cuz their not fair you see,” etc. :)
    Thanks for the weekly chuckle.

  6. Travis Thompson — 1676 days ago #

    Posted on facebook: the credit’s all yours. Thanks for letting us laugh and think at the same time…

  7. Jim — 1676 days ago #

    You’re welcome Travis, thanks for the feedback.
    Be blessed.

  8. Tom Joness — 224 days ago #

    thank you for this, God Bless!

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