Tag: Good Shepherd

  • The Shepherd’s Call

    The Shepherd’s Call

      Isaiah 43:1-3a; Hosea 11:1-2;John 10:3-5, 16-17, 27 (text) February 1, 2016 • Download this sermon (PDF) Congregation of Christ: When the pastor preaches the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ to a congregation, there are people who respond positively, and with interest, and later come to faith. But there are also many who have…

  • “The Good Shepherd Lays Down His Life for the Sheep”

    “The Good Shepherd Lays Down His Life for the Sheep”

      Ezekiel 34:22-24; John 10:11, 15-18 (text) January 25, 2016 (Big Springs URC & ZCRC Pasig) • Download this sermon (PDF) Beloved congregation of Christ: On October 6, 1973, as I was looking forward to the last few days of my college years, news broke out that Egypt and Syria attacked Israel simulta­neously on two…

  • “I Know My Own and My Own Know Me”

    “I Know My Own and My Own Know Me”

      Deuteronomy 7:6-11; John 10:1-30; John 10:3-4, 14, 27 (texts) January 17, 2016 (Big Springs URC and ZCRC Pasig) • Download this sermon (PDF) Dear Congregation of Christ: As I was listening to one of the lectures yesterday at the Annual Conference of Westminster Seminary in Escondido, California, I was struck by the lecturer’s Top 10…

  • “The LORD is My Good Shepherd”

    “The LORD is My Good Shepherd”

      Readings: Psalm 23:1-6 (text); John 10:11-16 July 5, 2015 • Download this sermon (PDF) Dear Congregation of Christ: I was raised in a church where we had annual Vacation Bible Schools. The little children memorized short verses, while the bigger kids memorized passages such as The Apostles’ Creed, The Lord’s Prayer, Ten Commandments, Beatitudes, and Psalm…

  • The Works of the Good Shepherd

      Text: John 10:25-29 Scripture Readings: John 10:1-15; Zechariah 13:7-9; Jeremiah 23:1-3 Confessional Reading: Canons of Dort V Articles 7, 9 © April 6, 2014 (Pasig Covenant Reformed Church) •  Download this sermon (PDF) Introduction Beloved congregation of Christ: Thus far, we have studied the first Four Heads of Doctrine of the Canons of Dort. From…

  • “Fear God and Keep His Commandments”

    “Fear God and Keep His Commandments”

    If you’re one of the sheep of Jesus, you would follow his voice, his words, and his commandments. If you don’t, then it means you’re not one of his sheep. There is no such thing as sheep who don’t follow Jesus’ commandments.

  • The Shepherd Struck, the Sheep Scattered, the Sheep Refined

    The Shepherd Struck, the Sheep Scattered, the Sheep Refined

    This is the only way that his scattered sheep will be found and re-gathered as one flock: Jesus the Good Shepherd, the Substitute Sacrificial Lamb for our sins, would have to willingly lay down his life for us, his scattered sheep.

  • Liturgy for Good Friday Tenebrae Service, March 29, 2013

    “And [Jesus] said to them, ‘O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into his glory?’ And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning…

  • His Life for His Sheep

    His Life for His Sheep

    The Bible says that Jesus accomplished the salvation of those whom the Father has chosen. He did not just make possible salvation to all—sheep and goats alike—but he actually saved all the sheep. His death is always spoken of as actually making full satisfaction of the justice of God on behalf of the elect. Thus,…

  • The Stray Sheep in the Mountains

    To rescue his lost sheep, Jesus became one of them, a meek and obedient Lamb of God who gave himself as a sacrifice on the cross: “Like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent, so he opened not his mouth” (Isa 53:7).