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Feed My Sheep is a collection of essays challenging preachers to a ministry characterized by faithful biblical preaching.
Something strange happened near Istanbul, according to Turkish media. Nearly one thousand sheep jumped off a cliff while shepherds who had left the herd having their breakfast. 450 sheep died in the bizarre incident. The financial loss for the families who owned the sheep is astounding...
Children might be smarter than the little lambs we sometimes think them to be. How are you shepherding your flock?
Illustration: Influence It all started with one self-destructive leap. Shepherds eating breakfast outside the town of Gevas, Turkey, were surprised
Rescuing the Flock A friend once told D.L. Moody just how the sheep in the Highlands of Scotland are rescued when they wander off and become stranded on a rocky crag. He said, "The vegetation on those mountains is so sweet that the sheep will jump down 10 or 12 feet to get it. Soon their bleating c
Some pastors unwittingly eschew solid and timeless biblical terminology in favor of denuded jargon that can essentially mean anything or worse, nothing at all. The Bible says that church leaders are shepherds.
The Tiger and the Lamb In a collection of Negro folk tales, William J. Faulkner related the story of a disobedient lamb. A mother sheep had warned her little ones, "Do not go near the river, for a bad tiger lives there, and he will kill and eat you." One lamb kept toying with the thought that the g
Matthew 18 Sometimes a cartoon says it all. In a "Peanuts" cartoon, Lucy says to Snoopy: "There are times when you really bug me, but I must admit there are also times when I feel like giving you a big hug." Snoopy replies: "That's the way I am . . . huggable and buggable." I suppose we can all identify with...
If you throw a cat out a car window, does it become kitty litter? If corn oil comes from corn where does baby oil come from? Why do they put Braille on the number pads of drive-through bank machines? If it's tourist season, can we shoot them?
If you throw a cat out a car window, does it become kitty litter? If corn oil comes from corn, where does baby oil come from? Why do they put Braille on the number pads of drive-through bank machines?...
ANXIETY/FEAR -- Destructiveness of Bryant Kirkland, in his sermon "Look Fear in the Eye," told of an experiment done at
ACCOMPLISHMENT -- One person can Think that one person can't make a difference in the world? Harriet Beecher Stowe was
ANXIETY -- Destructiveness of A state university in New York conducted an experiment in which sheep were given electric shocks
Do our churches look too much like the Mall of America?
I had an epiphany while listening to Johnny Cash that transformed the way I preached the Psalms.
Not long ago, a lady came to me after the service, with tears streaming down her face. "Oh, I just
If you belong to the Lord Jesus Christ, every need, every trial, every temptation that touches you, touches God, because you are part of His Son.
A well-time apology actually builds respect rather than tearing it down
A risen Savior comes back -- again and again -- to the very ones (I’m talking about us!) who so betray and disappoint Him. He appears to us, seeks us, finds, grabs us, embraces, holds. As this Easter sermon attests, in life, in death, in life beyond death, this is our hope. The risen Christ came back to us.
Whenever we face a communication challenge, telling a story is a good option, and sometimes it is the very best option.