Jul 8, 2018
YOU MIGHT BE A SHEPHERD IF . . .
THE GIFT OF SHEPHERDING . . .
“He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul.” Psalm 23:2-3a
“He leads me in paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.” Psalms 23:3b
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6
“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 My life down for the sheep.” John 10:14-15
“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.” Psalm 23:4
“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep.” John 10:11
HOW THE ENEMY CAN DISTORT OR ATTACK YOUR GIFT . . .
“Faithful are the wounds of a friend; profuse are the kisses of an enemy.” Proverbs 27:6
A WORD TO THE SHEEP . . .
“The thief comes to steal and kill and destroy . . . He who is a hired hand and not a shepherd, who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees, and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. He flees because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep.” John 10:10a, 12-13