Pictures of the Good Shepherd

John 10

The imagery of the 23rd Psalm and Jesus’s teaching in John 10 have captured the imagination of Christians for centuries. I’ll be talking about four pictures of Jesus the Good Shepherd. Each captures different aspects of our relationship to Jesus and each calls for a different emotional response.

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Called to Serve

Mark 10:32-45

There is a striking contrast in today’s Gospel lesson between Jesus and two of his closet disciples. Jesus is preparing them for his death. They were approaching Jerusalem where Jesus would die on behalf of all mankind in obedience to the will of God. It is the purpose he had been sent for and the purpose he would fulfill. He, the true servant of God and mankind, was seeking God’s glory and our good. 

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