My family and I have had a variety of pets over the years. Dogs, cats, hamsters, birds, fish, hermit crabs -- probably some bugs in a jar for a day or so. Caring for these animals has required some degree of effort and diligence, but other than providing them food and water, the animals pretty much took care of themselves.
I was never a part of 4-H and my exposure to farm animals has been limited to brief visits to Bill and Suellen's place or saying, "MOOO" out the window of the car as we drove past a field of cows. I think Gary Larsen summed up the intelligence of doing that pretty well in this Far Side cartoon.
So, for a typical suburban-raised kid like me, Jesus' statement about being "the Good Shepherd" doesn't hold a lot of meaning. What's the difference between a good and bad shepherd? As it turns out, there's a pretty important difference - and you and I are the benefactors!
This coming Sunday, March 5th, we'll take a look at this "I AM" statement of Jesus as we continue in our sermon series. The more we understand who Jesus claims to be, the more we will understand all the benefits we receive as we trust and follow him!
Easter Season Choir?
Would you like to be a part of a special choral performance?
Lisa Whatley is assessing interest in a seasonal choir that would practice for a few Sundays following our Worship Service and perform on Palm Sunday and/or Easter. You don't need to have a soloist voice, just an ability to carry a tune and a desire to join with others to sing praises to our Savior.
If you're interested or would like more information, contact Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org or speak with her on Sunday.
Thoughts about living as a Jesus follower and life at Community Covenant Church