In this introduction we look at the emphasis on Sheep, Shepherds and Sheepfolds throughout the whole Bible beginning in the Book of Genesis. We look at the characteristics of sheep as a picture of how the Lord looks upon genuine believers who gather in the local church.
The end of this message is missing but most is here. Missing marks and points - sheep are unpredictable; they jump out at last moment; they have a herd mentality – tight-flocking – social animal; Jealous; competitive and fight for dominance – THE ENEMIES OF THE SHEEP, Thieves & Robbers – Jn.10:1, v8 - Strangers - v5, Hireling – v12, Wolf, v12-13, Lion, Bear, Parasites ...
The heart of the Good Shepherd is to seek after, find and save lost sheep. Sheep are brought into the sheepfold through repentance. The sheepfold is absolutely necessary to the health and protection of the sheep. We look at their relationship to the Shepherd and sheepfold as well as the sheeps eating habits.
In this message we deal with the under-shepherds who are apppointed by Christ the great Shepherd. In the scriptures we see that a disctinction is drawn between true and false shepherds. In this message we will look at the character, conduct and ministry of true shepherds who are to lead the flock, feed the flock and gaurd the flock.