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04- 17- 2018

Resurrection Power: Power to Sacrifice

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By: Rev. Dr. Scott Sommerfeld, Interim Senior Pastor

The Lord is My Shepherd, I shall not be in want. - Psalm 23:1

This weekend we join believers all around the world celebrating Good Shepherd Sunday.  Even Christians not familiar with the daily life of caring for sheep still find this description of our God to be very impactful.  In Psalm 23 King David, once a shepherd himself, reflects on the blessing of having a good shepherd.  David extols the blessing of having someone who is looking after him and serving him according to his real and pressing needs for both life and salvation.  The blessings David describes are intended for you, too!

Jesus describes himself as the Good Shepherd in John 10.  He lays down His life for His sheep.  His sheep listen to his voice and follow Him.

Whose voice are you listening to?  It’s been said that the one who has your ear also has your heart.  A quick review of Psalm 23 reminds us that life is at its best when we are listening to the Lord, our Good Shepherd.

If you keep reading Psalm 23, you will discover that you have a shepherd who satisfies you, leads you, restores you, comforts you, fortifies you in the face of evil and dwells with you forever.

Let's take a closer look at Psalm 23 during worship this weekend and Jesus the Good Shepherd as we reflect on Resurrection Power being released into our homes and hearts through the sacrifice of the Good Shepherd who by His Resurrection Power gives all Jesus followers the power to serve others as he first served us.

See you Sunday!!

Pastor Scott

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