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Dwelling in the Shepherd’s Home

After a long summer spent in the high mountain meadow, the Shepherd herded his sheep once again into the dark valley to make the long journey back home. The sheep were scared of the dark valley, but they were reassured by their Shepherd’s presence. Their good Shepherd followed them all the way down from the […]

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The Horn and the Oil

The heat of summer beat down on the high mountain meadow where the sheep grazed beneath the sharp eye of their Shepherd. Each night, he herded them into the corner of the meadow where a low, stone fence had been constructed. But with the heat also came the flies and other biting bugs. The sheep […]

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The Shepherd’s Rod and Staff

The young sheep trudged up the dark valley. The other sheep told him they were going toward a mountain pasture with lush, green grass, but his hooves ached so much that he wanted to stop right there and never move again. Why did the journey have to be so long? It was a nice enough […]

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The Littlest Sheep

One dark, rainy day, the littlest sheep fell amongst some rocks and broke its leg. It wailed for the Shepherd. The Shepherd gently picked him up from the rocks. He carried the littlest sheep back to the stable and laid it on a bed of straw. There, he tenderly bound the littlest sheep’s leg. The […]

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Hearing Our Great Shepherd

What a thought! My sheep hear my voice. There are no sweeter words in the whole world. Such a rich voice with words of comfort, love, and rebuke. Jesus himself tells us that he is our Shepherd and that we hear his voice. Let us study this voice of Christ, our great Shepherd. In doing […]

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Faithful Shepherds of the Flock

Christ, by means of His church, sent a shepherd to a flock of sheep with the command “feed my sheep.” Each Lord’s day the shepherd faithfully led the sheep to the green pastures to feed. The shepherd had been carefully trained to discern grass that would nourish God’s sheep from the grass and weeds that […]

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Did You Ever Wonder?

Did you ever wonder about those shepherds who watched their flocks that night? Did you ever wonder about those shepherds who saw the heavenly light? Did you ever wonder about those shepherds who heard the Christmas story? Did you ever wonder about those shepherds who saw the angelic glory? Did you ever wonder about those […]

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Our Calling

In John 10:3, Jesus, our Good Shepherd, tells us that He calls His sheep by name. If you are one of His sheep, therefore, you will not just hear Him call­ing, but will hear Him calling you. Have you so heard Him? If you have, do you know the name by which He called you? […]

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The Good Shepherd

“I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.”  John 10:11 In this passage from the gospel of John, Jesus is addressing the Jews and is stressing the truth that He is the Messiah. The promised Messiah had come and this is He, Jesus of Nazareth. As the Messiah Jesus […]

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The Third Shepherd — Watchful

Be Watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die! Everyone knows that in the very nature of the case every shepherd is a watchman, although not every watchman is a shep­herd. If a shepherd is without understand­ing. then, as a watchman, he will be blind, with the result that “the righteous […]

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