Jesus, Our Good Shepherd
Topic: I Have Seen the Lord Passage: John 10:1–10:10
A Recap from Sunday’s Sermon
Preaching Text: John 10:1-10; Psalm 23
As I’ve talked to people about how they are doing in this season, I’ve heard people use words like: in a fog, in a funk, upside-down, and disoriented. Is God trying to speak to us in the fog? If so, what is he trying to tell us? In John 10, Jesus tells us he is our Good Shepherd. Are we letting him shepherd us?
A friend of mine suggested I start asking this question throughout the day, “Jesus, who do you want to be for me right now?” And then receive from him what he longs to be for you. Does he want to be your Shepherd provider (Ps 23:1-2), director (rod in Ps 23:3-4), protector (staff in Ps 23:4) or something else? John 10:3 says, his sheep hear his voice and follow him. So how can we listen for his voice? Three ways God speaks is through silence, Scripture, and even suffering. This week, try listening in silence by putting your phone in a drawer for 30 minutes or going for a walk. Read a Psalm, Gospel or Epistle with a listening ear. Or just come to God with whatever is burdening or worrying you. Let God meet you and speak to you in your pain. When you hear from him, take the next step and follow him.
Taking It Home:
Spend 30 minutes listening for Jesus’ voice through silence and the Scriptures. And bring whatever suffering you are currently experiencing to Jesus in prayer, asking him these questions:
- Jesus, who do you want to be for me right now?
- Jesus, what are you saying to me and what should I do about it?
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