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David – A Man after God’s Own Heart

Few figures in Scripture are better known to us than David. The better part of three books in the Bible (1 and 2 Samuel and Psalms) were either written by or about David, not to mention the extensive Old Testament history that follows his descendants and their rule over the kingdom of Judah. The importance […]

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David’s Protection of the Lambs

From an early age, David was tasked with watching and caring for the sheep of his father’s flock. He had to care for their basic needs as well as protect them through the many dangers from which they could not protect themselves. The first mention of David caring for the sheep is found in 1 […]

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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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Light In Darkness

The night was cold and chill Enveloped in darkness was the hill Where lowly shepherds tired and worn Guarded their sheep until the morn Should break; and send its light To take away the shades of night   Sad and forlorn was Israel’s plight O’er whelmed by sin’s dark dismal night Sin laden souls weary […]

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Laying Down Life For His Sheep

Our Lord Jesus Christ intentionally and voluntarily gave His life for the sheep. Do you understand the wonder of this? Jesus Christ Who was perfectly righteous and holy laid down His life. Our Lord freely suffered the penalty for sin! He died for our sin! This is an amazing wonder, beloved young people. It is […]

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Laying Down His Life For the Sheep

“and I lay down my life for the sheep” John 10:15b   Of course He does!  For many glorious reasons. “I am the good shepherd,” so He speaks in the preceding verse, “and know my sheep, and am known of mine.”  He knows, recognizes and acknowledges them as His own; and they know, recognize and […]

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Turned Inside Out

That, friends, is what happens to us during the Christmas season: God turns us inside out! We have again come to that season of the year which is known among us as Christmas. However, that is a fact of which none of us has need of being reminded, for where-ever we turn, everywhere, we find […]

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Peace in a World of Strife

“And there were . . . shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.” And lo! like a shaft of light pene­trating the darkness and halting among them, there stood an angel. The glory that radiated from him turned the night into the brightness of noonday. As their eyes became adjusted […]

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The Sheepfold

Dear Editor of the Question Box Depart­ment: I would like to ask you a few things about that beautiful and rich passage of Scripture, namely, John 10, where our Lord appears under the figure of The Good Shepherd. To what do you understand the “sheepfold” of verse 1 to refer? If that is understood to […]

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John 9:26 – 10:42

LESSON XXXI. The Spiritual Blind Man Sees (John 9:26-41) The Jews and the Man Born Blind, vss. 26-34. In vs. 25 the man born blind once more emphasizes that once he was blind but now he sees. That simply is a fact. So the Jews are back where they were be­fore and as utterly helpless. […]

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Let Us Go Even Unto Bethlehem

Thus spake the shepherds of old in the fields of Ephrata.  Having heard the glad tidings of the Saviour’s birth, they could not refrain from going to Bethlehem in order to see the thing that was come to pass.  And well may we, too, exhort one another today saying: Come, let us go even unto […]

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