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Reflecting on the Good Shepherd - A Sermon by Andrew Irwin

Reflecting on the Good Shepherd

This week at St. Paul's & St. Barnabas, Andrew Irwin shared a compelling sermon titled "The Goodness of the Shepherd," which we are excited to bring to our wider church community through our podcast. In his message, Andrew draws from the well-known biblical metaphor of the Good Shepherd to offer insights into how this image can influence and guide our daily lives as followers of Christ.

The sermon delves into the characteristics of sheep, known for their need for constant care and guidance, and parallels this to our own spiritual journey. Andrew uses simple yet vivid language to describe the protective and guiding nature of Jesus, our Shepherd, emphasizing the personal and communal implications of accepting His leadership in our lives.

By discussing real-life observations and biblical texts, the sermon invites us to reflect on our own responsiveness to Jesus' call and His enduring presence in our lives. It's a reminder of the trust and faith we must place in Him, who guides us with unwavering dedication and love.

Whether you're at home, traveling, or simply taking a moment for reflection, we encourage you to listen to this insightful sermon. It's a wonderful opportunity to deepen your understanding of why Jesus is described as the Good Shepherd and how embracing this truth can profoundly impact our faith and actions.

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