Stay Close to The Shepherd

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LISTEN NOW! John and Pat discuss the importance of staying close to The Shepherd.  They continue to discuss a story regarding a sheep known to the world as Shrek.  Shrek has become well known because the sheep was found after it was hidden for six years.  The remarkable thing is that when the sheep was found its fleece weighed 60 pounds 6 times the amount of the sheep’s’ fleece normally weighs.  It is reported that at most 15 pounds would be the maximum weight of a sheep’s’ fleece.  Once the sheep was found, Shrek’s, fleece was shaven in 28 minutes.  They continued to discuss the similarities between Shrek and believers that wander away from Jesus, the good shepherd.  Those who have accepted Jesus into their hearts, the sheep, are meant to be close to the shepherd, Jesus.  The Bible tells us in Psalm 23:1-3 that The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.   He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul.  He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.  They continue to discuss how many people and believers like to claim scriptures for themselves from the Bible even if they are not even following the Lord of the Bible.  They discuss how yes it’s absolutely true that the Lord guides, restores, and leads his sheep but he guides, restores, and leads those who follow Him.  Shrek the sheep is a perfect example of spiritual sheep that wander from the shepherd.  The longer the sheep wander from the shepherd the heavier and heavier things get in their lives as well as a thick veil of deception.  The devil comes to steal, kill, destroy and take advantage of the sheep that wander from the Lord.   Matthew 11:28-30 states    “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.   For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”    God’s word is true however, we must apply God’s word to our life and we must come to him.  They continue to encourage us to remain close to Jesus and warn us from wandering away from the Lord.  This wandering only leads to death, why not choose to stay close.  
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The True Shepherd, Come to Jesus, Come Near to God
Psalm 23, Matthew 11:28-30, James 4:8




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