I Am the Good Shepherd: John 10

Well, I missed church Sunday due to ill­ness and final­ly heard the pod­cast of Sunday’s ser­mon. As such, my It’s Monday arti­cle is get­ting post­ed on Saturday. Sigh! Anyway, as typ­i­cal, the ser­mon wasn’t typ­i­cal. Both pas­tor Bart and pas­tor Jeff preached por­tions of the ser­mon. It was a very chal­leng­ing ser­mon. To sum it up: We need to have an inti­mate rela­tion­ship with God and fol­low Him, no mat­ter what or where He would lead. We can do this because we know that the Good Shepherd has laid down His life that we may live.

We were chal­lenged with a lot of ques­tions:

  1. Do you have a per­son­al rela­tion­ship with Christ?
  2. Does Jesus know your name?
  3. Where is God lead­ing you?
    1. What does God want you to give up?
    2. Who would God have you for­give?
    3. What new thing would God have you do?

Quite frankly, you need to lis­ten to the ser­mon and let God chal­lenge you for my words are a poor sub­sti­tute.

So how am I going to respond? I believe this ser­mon is a con­tin­u­a­tion of God’s chal­lenges to me. I have had a lot of changes in my life over the past year and I believe God is not fin­ished with those changes. I don’t know nec­es­sar­i­ly where He is going to lead me next but I am going to do my best to fol­low His voice and go where I may not want to go but if He is there, I shall fol­low.

Pastor Bart start­ed his ser­mon with Psalm 23 [show]ERROR: The IP key is no longer sup­port­ed. Please use your access key, the test­ing key ‘TEST
This text is from the ESV Bible. Visit www.esv.org to learn about the ESV.
. It is a good Psalm to com­mit to mem­o­ry and apply to one’s heart. For no mat­ter where the Good Shepherd would lead me, I will fol­low, be it the green pas­tures, the refresh­ing waters, or that dark val­ley where fear and doubt resides. He will be there for me, to pro­tect me, and to pro­vide for all my needs.

Leave a Reply