Posts from April 2020

Posts from April 2020

The Divine Law of Forgiveness During a Pandemic or Otherwise

Hello Church Family: As a licensed clinical therapist, I wouldn’t have a job if I didn’t want to hear about, or offer some interventions for conflicts happening in the home. I’m in the business of helping others make sense of things. If your marriage was stable and very happy to begin with and your home ran pretty smoothly before the coronavirus, now you may be experiencing a lot of unexpected strife and turmoil. If your marriage was in trouble before…

The Hired Hand – John 10:11-15

The Reading “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. The hired hand is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep. So when he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away. Then the wolf attacks the flock and scatters it. The man runs away because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep. I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my…

The Shepherd Gives Life – John 10:7-10

The Reading Therefore Jesus said again, “Very truly I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep. All who have come before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep have not listened to them. I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out, and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the…

False Shepherds – John 10:2-6

The Reading The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep. The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice. But they will never follow a stranger; in fact, they will run away from him because…