Good Shepherd Shepherding Well
What kind of shepherd does God provide? The answer, of course, starts and ends with Christ.
Old Testament: Psalm 23 (Easter 4: Series B)
The biblical shepherd leads his sheep. He provides for their needs. He protects them from enemies, and he does not leave his sheep unattended.
Epistle: 1 John 3:16-24 (Easter 4: Series B)
Resurrection life is not something cast into the future. The future is now.
Gospel: John 10:11-18 (Easter 4: Series B)
He continues to gather other sheep in, and He does it through the selfless serving and the gracious speaking of His people.
Preaching as Divine Self-Testimony
Preaching is the vehicle of salvation because God engages in self-giving through the heralding of His Word.