“I and the Father are one.”

GUWG-Sheep-Believe-NewWe continue our journey into every word spoken by Jesus in the Gospels to help us all KNOW JESUS MORE NOW.

It was winter and Jesus was at the Festival of Dedication (or, in Hebrew, Hanukkah) in Jerusalem. He was walking in Solomon’s Colonnade in the temple courts.

Some religious leaders gathered around him, saying, “How long will you keep us in suspense. If you are Messiah, tell us plainly.”

Here’s how Jesus responded:

Take Care of His Sheep

We conclude SHEEPISHNESS WEEK here on GUWG with a look at some of Jesus’ final instructions before he left Earth.

In their last conversation together, Jesus asked Peter three times if he loved him. Each time Peter answered “yes” and then Jesus gave him a command. Here they are:

Feed my lambs.

Take care of my sheep.

Feed my sheep.

Get the point? If you love Jesus, you’ll care for his flock.

But how on earth are we supposed to do that? We’re sheep ourselves.

We can’t on our own. God himself will equip us:

May the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory for ever and ever. Amen. (Hebrews 13:20-21)

So, what did we learn this week? It’s pretty simple, really …

Be a sheep. Follow Jesus our Great Shepherd. And then ask him to help us shepherd others.

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Enter Through Jesus

It’s SHEEPISHNESS WEEK here on GUWG where all week long we’ve been studying sheep-ish verses from the Bible.

Today, we’ll focus exclusively on the words of Jesus. In his Sermon on the Mount, Jesus issued this warning to his sheep:

Sheep or Goat?

It’s SHEEPISHNESS WEEK here on GUWG, where all week long we’re looking at sheep-ish verses from the Bible.

Here’s a question for us all to consider today:

Are you a sheep or a goat?

Believe it or not, that’s a question with eternal implications.

Sheep Should Shout

It’s SHEEPISHNESS WEEK  here on GUWG, where all week long we’re looking at sheep-ish verses from the Bible.

Here’s today’s selection. SHOUT IT OUT!

Who Wants to Be a Sheep?

It’s SHEEPISHNESS WEEK here on GUWG, where all week long we’re looking at sheep-y verses from the Bible.

Let me tell you a dumb little story …

On my sixth birthday, I was selected at random to appear as the “special guest” on a local TV show for kids. My job would be to introduce the day’s Gumby cartoon, answer a few questions about myself and then get a giant tootsie roll. VERY important stuff.