More Sermon Scraps

Light shows us color. God’s light shows us everything.

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Holiness is living close to God.

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Truth is not abstract. It is a Person we can know, love, obey, abide in, and enjoy!

When we lie, we do so because our sense of self is rooted in something that isn’t the Truth.

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The Good shepherd: aka the worthy shepherd, the noble shepherd.

He knows His sheep with a deep, personal, comprehensive knowledge; rather than scare Him off, our weakness draws out His compassionate care.

Jesus doesn’t give us a map for our lives. We are supposed to follow HIM, not a map. Perhaps this is why life paths can look so different for each Christian.

Sheep are called to follow completely, continually, confidently, and in community.

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Did you know? To catch a wandering sheep, you have to sneak up behind it, throw a rope around its legs quickly to bind it, then throw the now-struggling sheep over your shoulder and forcibly bring it home. Sheep are pretty stupid, but often our sin reduces us to much the same state.

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Jesus moves towards me when I am at my worst. Jesus is 100% committed to me. He doesn’t leave when things get tough. Nothing can separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Rom 8)

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One thought on “More Sermon Scraps

  1. J. Schlimmer says:

    Thanks for the snippets, particularly the sheep stuff. Humbling and true. The light bit and the truth bit deeper.. More thinking

    Happy Friday!! And happy last day of vacation!!!!!! Enjoy ☺

    I painted the rest the first half yesterday. Went with the warm white. Looks fine! Off to buy shelving, I hope, then move stuff and paint the other side, hopefully by the end of next week?!

    Loving you!!
    Mom ❤❤
    Sent from my Windows 10 phone

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