Join us online at 9:30am or 11:00am for an encouraging time of wor…, Happy Memorial Day! Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. What else could the parable of the talents mean, for we cannot buy our way into heaven (Matthew 25:14-30; Romans 3:22-24). Every sheep wanders a little off course all the time, that doesn’t mean they are lost. When Judah is threatened by an attack from enemies, smaller cities near Jerusalem flee to the safety of the walled city of Jerusalem… Historians who study Micah believe this is happening when Micah prophesies the words of Mic. If the aim is to wander then how can we be lost!? So a shepherd is someone who not only gathers but also goes. One of the very vivid images that has stuck with me is the shepherd carrying the one lost sheep on his shoulders, two legs on each shoulder, with its belly against his neck. //]]>. He strays from the flock, or get isolated AND THEN he stops listening to the shepherd and the sheepdog. Will be to arrive where we started ( Log Out / Our every day leader. Sheep are dumb. Every verse in the Bible leads to another and another, by reading at least one verse per day you can find a new path in learning more about Jesus. Watch sheep, defend sheep from bears, and finding the lost ones. It’s not just His voice we know He has a Helper. “Then he said to them all: ‘Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. '” Mark 16:15. “He said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. )). But we’re missing an essential element in Jesus’ sermon series on “The Shepherd and His Sheep”. Situations that were once a nightmare are now a brilliant waterfall of opportunities. Not All Who Wander Are Lost As a child I learned about Jesus’ parables from a children’s Bible. I want to climb the mountain. You are not completely lost yet, you just need an adjustment. '” Luke 9:23. Change ). (Luke 2:8) These were the first people to learn of the Savior’s birth and the first people to praise and worship Jesus. The shepherd uses the sheepdog to keep the sheep from wandering. May be that isn’t a noun but a verb. I really love how you have followed this parables thought process to the next level. Just because you’re wandering a little off course doesn’t mean you’re lost. SCC Kids & Youth families, check out this week’s video lessons! Since then, I have experienced situations that have tested my endurance and strengthened my confidence over and over again. We think He is there to defend us and find lost sheep. Shepherds are not just guards but they are also leaders. All that is gold does not glitter, / Not all those who wander are lost; / The old that is strong does not wither, / Deep roots are not reached by the frost. Looks like the site is more popular than we thought!