Wow! One week into February already and this is my first post of the year! I suppose that's not too odd for me :)
Just though I'd let you know that I'm still kickin' and that things are going nicely down here in Newnan, GA.
How's everyone's 2009 so far?
HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone!
Blog you in 2009!
My sermon this past Sunday looked at the task, or job, of the elders of a local congregation. I jumped off of 1 Peter 5:1-4 where Peter tells the elders to whom he is speaking to "shepherd the flock." To show what God expects a shepherd of His people to do for "the flock" I used an O.T. passage. My father drew my attention to this passage a couple of years ago and, before he did, I had not been aware of it. It shows the nature of the shepherds'/ elders' work beautifully. I'm thinking it may be an obscure passage, not that well known. Maybe not, though. Just for fun, do you know the O.T. chapter I'm speaking of that describes bad shepherds and the True Shepherd? (Hint: It's not Psalm 23!)
No asking people who heard the sermon either ;)
GO DAVID! EZEKIEL 34 IS THE CHAPTER! SUCH A BEAUTIFUL PASSAGE!
Eat well! Sleep well! And Drive safely!
Thanks you one and all for your response to my request. Your reasons to give thanks were wonderful and made a great addition to my sermon. Thank you so much.
Wishing you all a great week and a wonderful Thanksgiving! May you be surrounded by lots of loving people, lots of good food and the wing of the Father's protection!
Praise be to God for His indescribable love!