Contributed by Tim Smith on May 11, 2014
What do we know about the shepherd's life? It's a full time commitment. Sheep are helpless to defend themselves against attack from their natural enemies: lions, bears, wolves, hyenas and foxes which can come in both the day and night so there is never a moment a shepherd can relax. Sheep must be
"Let me tell you a bit about shepherds. They were the last people you’d expect God to take notice of. First of all, they were religious outcasts. According to Jewish religious law, these men were unclean. Their line of work prevented them from participating in the feasts and holy
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 8, 2010
Shepherding in Israel
H.V. Morton gives an account of this sort of thing: "Early one morning I saw an extraordinary sight not far from Bethlehem. Two shepherds had evidently spent the night with their flocks in a cave. The sheep were all mixed together and the time had come for the shepherds to go
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 14, 2003
GUARDED BY THE SHEPHERD
Charles Spurgeon says this about the Great Shepherd:
What is there in you, dear friend, more than there is in any other professor, why you should not prove an apostate after all? What is there about me that I should stand where so many others have fallen?
BEING A SHEPHERD
My ancestors were farmers and shepherds. Their task was both varied and arduous, demanding and dangerous. Not only did they have to protect their sheep from dangers, sickness, and wild beasts, they also had to be constantly on the search for good pastures and sufficient water. I
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 1, 2011
THE SHEPHERD'S BLOOD
In 1972, a shepherd had brought his sheep into a walled-off, enclosed area for the night, and he had just gone to sleep when he heard a commotion. He quickly rushed over to where the sound was coming from and to his horror he discovered that a wolf was in the process of
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 10, 2012
THE SHEPHERD'S VOICE
If you know and follow Jesus as Shepherd you will be able to flee from untruth and ungodly belief systems.
D.L. Moody told the following: A friend, who was traveling in the East, heard that there was a shepherd who still kept up the custom of calling his sheep by name.
Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 22, 2011
THE VOICE OF THE SHEPHERD
There once was a shepherd that lived in the Scottish highlands. This shepherd had a daughter and he would take her with him when he went out on the moors to take care of the sheep. The thing that the little girl liked best was to hear the call of shepherd. His voice
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on May 23, 2022
Two people were watching a man drive a herd of sheep through the main street of a small town.
“I thought shepherds led sheep. I didn’t know they drove them with a whip.”
“They do,” the other fellow remarked. “That’s not a
Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on Apr 6, 2011
WHO IS THE SHEPHERD?
Keith Miller writes, "Years ago, when our daughters were very young, we'd drop them off at our church's children's chapel on Sundays before the eleven o'clock service. One Sunday, just as I was about to open the door to the small chapel, the minister came rushing up. He said
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 24, 2002
Some years ago at a drawing-room function, one of England’s leading actors was asked to recite for the pleasure of his fellow guests. He consented and asked if there was anything special that his audience would like to hear. After a moment’s pause, an old clergyman present said: "Could you, sir,
Contributed by Tony Abram on Sep 25, 2006
Moses was old and shepherd of sheep on the backside of the desert. He failed at age 40 with his talent, rank and money to deliver his people. He tried to do it in his own strength. How God moves in at age 80 in to his life, not in the palace but in a humble job.
Contributed by Ervin Kimrey on Jun 29, 2005
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A SHEPHERD
With a spring in his step and an eye to the sky, at sunrise, he makes straight for the sheep fold. As soon as he rattles the gate, he gives his morning call, greets the sheep, often by name, every sheep is on its feet. They spring toward the gate, with expectancy
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 12, 2007
The place that the shepherds found was not an academy or an abstract republic; it was not a place of myths allegorised or dissected or
A SHEPHERD VS. A FISHERMAN
A shepherd is usually given an existing flock and maintains that flock in good fashion. A fisherman, by nature, is more aggressive
Contributed by Timothy Enns on Oct 17, 2011
SHEPHERDS: THE LOWER CLASS
For many years I drove truck, hauling produce from California to Canada. I would often cut across the back roads of Idaho instead of staying on the busy interstate. The area I would travel trough on the back roads would take me through deserts and volcanoes, but it
Contributed by Davon Huss on Oct 22, 2013
Someone the Shepherd Brought Home
Carl Ketcherside served with and was instrumental in a strict branch of the Restoration Movement. However, the Lord made a lot of changes in his life. In his later years he moved to St. Louis and ministered among the down and out. At this time, Ketcherside
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 18, 2007
Jesus is like the shepherds in the following and we must be like those sheep.
Bob Crabtree, AG Superintendent of Ohio, tells while in the USSR, he saw two shepherds come together in the middle of the road. They had 300 sheep all become one group. He had to wait as the shepherds talked. Finally,
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 18, 2007
Sheep Wander, Shepherds Seek
My friend, Rev. Tom Goode sent me a quote by Margaret Guenther: To be fully known is not possible in our human relationships, but it is the foundation of our relationship with Christ. To be known, fully known, is both painful and profoundly comforting. We accept the
Contributed by Hal Seed on Jul 27, 2007
“The shepherd in his search for the sheep, and the woman in her search for the coin do not do anything out of the ordinary beyond what anyone in their place would do. But the actions the father takes in the third story are unique, marvelous, divine actions which have not been