The LORD is my Shepherd

1The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. 2He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters; 3he restores my soul. He leads me in right paths for his name’s sake. 4Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for you are with me; yourContinue reading “The LORD is my Shepherd”

Doubt vs. Faith?

At that time the festival of the Dedication took place in Jerusalem. It was winter, and Jesus was walking in the temple, in the portico of Solomon. So the Jews gathered around him and said to him, “How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Messiah, tell us plainly.” Jesus answered,Continue reading “Doubt vs. Faith?”

I want it!

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil,Continue reading “I want it!”

grieved by various trials

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God’s powerContinue reading “grieved by various trials”

Rivers of living water…

Who ever is thirsty come to me and out if his heart will flow streams of living water Jesus said in the 7th chapter of John. Living water. This is the Spirit, John tells us, who has not yet come because Jesus has not yet been glorified. Living water. This is different than dead stagnateContinue reading “Rivers of living water…”

How are you?

How many times a day are you asked this question? We are asked this question by people we love and by people we see at the gym or the grocery store or any place we might go. They could be friends/aquatints or they could be strangers… And when you are asked, are you honest withContinue reading “How are you?”

Whose accord?

Today is Good Shepherd Sunday… We hear Psalm 23 and the section from John 10 that Jesus describes Himself as the Good Shepherd… We know about shepherds, even those of us who have never been around shepherds, or possibly seen a flock of sheep. We hear a lot about shepherds in the Bible and JesusContinue reading “Whose accord?”

Shepherd

The Lord is my shepherd… Many of us call the pastor of a congregation a shepherd. The pastor is the shepherd of the flock, the one who leads this group where they need to go. The pastor is the one who shows the good water to drink, the good grass to eat, the right timeContinue reading “Shepherd”