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The Good Shepherd

  • Jesus went about all the cities and the villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every disease and every sickness among the people. But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion for them, because they were harassed and scattered, like sheep without a shepherd. Matthew 9:35 WEB

    When Jesus saw the crowds, He had compassion on them for they were lost and helpless. The words 'harassed and scattered' literally mean 'torn and thrown down.' Jesus saw the people as unprotected sheep wandering about and being easy prey for predators.

    Jesus would stop and take the time to teach and heal them. He cared and He said several times in His teachings that He was The Good Shepherd, and that He came to seek and save the lost sheep (John 10:11, Luke 15:6, Luke 19:10).

    Cold hearted people can make you feel unwelcome, even in what they call: 'The house of God.' They threw Jesus out of their temple after He preached to them: 'So they picked up stones to throw at him, but Jesus hid himself and went out of the temple' (John 8:59).

    They did not like it when Jesus had lunch with sinners either, but He did it anyway: 'The scribes and the Pharisees, when they saw that he was eating with the sinners and tax collectors, said to his disciples, Why is it that he eats and drinks with tax collectors and sinners?' (Mark 2:16). The cold religious people stood outside watching Jesus have dinner with the sinners, instead of with them.

    The religious elite called Jesus 'A drunkard and a glutton, a friend of tax collectors and sinners' (Mark 2:16). I thank God that Jesus was and still is, a friend of sinners like me.

    Don't ever let cold, negative people, influence your view of Jesus, for you are always welcome in His house. Jesus came to seek and save the lost like us, and He is always glad to see us. We need to ask ourselves, 'Which group are we in today? The cold and exclusive, or the warm and welcoming.' The Bible is very clear which side Jesus was on.

    Jesus is still the good Shepherd. If you are wandering through life today and feel a bit lost, look to Jesus who is just a prayer away as He is already seeking you out. He is a friend that is closer than a brother. Jesus loves you, but sometimes His followers struggle to represent Him correctly. Let us do better.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for sending Your Son Jesus to redeem me. I accept Your wonderful gift of eternal life and pray that You lead me from this day forward. Speak to me in a way that I understand and let me see the world through Your eyes, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen

August 10, 2017
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for sending Your Son Jesus to redeem me. I accept Your wonderful gift of eternal life and pray that You lead me from this day forward. Speak to me in a way that I understand and let me see the world through Your eyes, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen Thank you :)

August 10, 2017
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

August 10, 2017
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

The Bible says in John 3:16 that God so loved the world. The Bible also says in John 13:35 that others will know His disciples because of their love for one anouther. It seems to me that it is time for the army of God {His Church} to stop shooting their wounded, and start lovingly restore them. It seems to me that there are enough wounded people in this world! 

August 10, 2017
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Nichole Richardson
Nichole Richardson

Amen!

August 10, 2017
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Roseanne Braverman
Roseanne Braverman

Amen

August 10, 2017
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!  Allelulia!!  Amen!!

August 10, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen!

August 10, 2017
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

My granddaughter Alysson is home and doing fine .Thanks to everyone for prayers and Jesus for his healing power.Thanks Paster Dion and Sylvia. Amen 

August 10, 2017
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

The Lord is my Savior and Provider ,praises be to Him forever. Amen.

August 10, 2017
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord 

August 10, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

August 10, 2017
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen

August 10, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for sending Your Son Jesus to redeem me. I accept Your wonderful gift of eternal life and pray that You lead me from this day forward. Speak to me in a way that I understand and let me see the world through Your eyes, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen> <3

 

 

Pastor, thank you for your time for your daily devotion. :-)

August 11, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father I thank You for sending Your Son Jesus to redeem me. I accept Your wonderful gift of eternal life and pray that You lead me from this day forward. Speak to me in a way that I understand and let me see the world through Your eyes, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

August 11, 2017
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

"Jesus saw the crowds and was moved with compassion ..."

Dear Everlasting Heavenly Father, Lord God Almighty, please hear my prayer and request for today: Please teach me and fill me with compassion for all those around me that are weak, needy and helpless, at home, in my neighborhood and where ever you lead me. In the name of Jesus Christ, my Lord, I ask and pray, Amen.

August 11, 2017
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord

 Amen.

August 11, 2017