Thought Provokers for this Sunday, May 7, 2017

sheep listen to his voice

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Christ is no Moses, no exactor, no giver of laws,

but a giver of grace, a Savior;

he is infinite mercy and goodness,

freely and bountifully giving to us.


Martin Luther


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Reflecting on Jesus’ parable of the lost sheep (Luke 15), Albert Schweitzer observed:


“In the parable of Jesus,

the shepherd saves not merely the soul of the lost sheep

but the whole animal.”


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Souls are not saved in bundles.


The Spirit says to us,

“How is it with thee?

Thee personally?

Is it well, is it ill?”


Ralph Waldo Emerson, Worship


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Jesus Christ is God’s everything

for our total need.


Richard Halverson


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Two men were watching a man drive a herd of sheep

through the main street of a small town.


“I thought shepherds led sheep,” remarked the first man.

“I didn’t know they drive them with a whip.”


“They do,” the other fellow replied.

“That’s not a shepherd.

That’s the village butcher.”


  1. Robert Cueni

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Church Planter, Anglican Diocese in New England (Anglican Church in North America).
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