“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” John 10:11
Most of us are not familiar with shepherds. I bet we would have a hard time naming three off the top of your head. Just to test this theory name three now, and Jesus does not count (his profession was a carpenter).
To help us better define what a shepherd is we will use as our primary text Psalm 23 written by a famous shepherd, David. We hear the scriptures describe the Lord as a shepherd, and Jesus as the shepherd of the sheep, but we don’t resonate with that. However, Jesus provides some context for his definition of the role the Good Shepherd plays in the life of his flock of believers. The Shepherd heals and restores the broken. You see that demonstrated in John 9 when Jesus heals the man born…
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