Sunday April 29, 2012 "The Good Shepard"

We had another great time last Sunday as we are looking forward to the summer months ahead. I know that sounds strange to be looking forward to June, July and August in Texas but I am expecting God to do great things in our lives this summer!  I hope you will be in church every week to see what God is doing at BBT.

This is a extra bonus that only happens few times all year, a fifth Sunday. As I was thinking about what has happened over the last few weeks I was thinking about how much God loves us.  We saw it at Easter as we looked at his sacrifice for us.  We see it as we talk about how it forgives us of our sins and we have talked about how he wants us to have abundant lives.  This week I want us to look at Jesus as the Good Shepard.  The bibles versus this week are found in the Gospel of John the 10Th Chapter vs 11-18.  Jesus describes himself as the Good Shepherd.  What makes someone a good shepherd?  We need to know this because we are to be that very thing.  Whether you know it or not you are probably going to lead someone to something in your life.  Even if you don’t consider yourself a leader someone is going to look at you and see how you act and react to situations you have to face.  You may very well be setting the example for them to follow.  Let me ask you if you knew what you did were being recorded would you act different?  When we know that someone is watching it makes a difference in what we do, what we say and how we act.  Understand as you live your life God is watching our every move; let’s live our lives like we understand that.  Lets be the shepherd that leads our sheep to paths of righteousness.  We can be the good shepherd Jesus talks about but to do so we must be willing to lay down our lives for our sheep. No greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for another.

I hope you will be with us in church on Sunday.  We will miss Larry and Linda this week as they are on a couple’s retreat. I know they will have a great time.  Please pray for those we have posted in the prayer room and come on Sunday and see the new roof God has provided for the church!  God has more blessing than we can imagine I hope you will be part of them.  We love you and can’t wait to see you on Sunday!

Pastor David & Pris


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