I AM the Good Shepherd

I AM the Good Shepherd.
I know my own and My own know Me. … 
I lay down My life for My sheep.”
John 10:14-15

Leaders are shepherds. 

Parents, teachers, coaches, mayors, governors, employers, pastors, priests, and every other titled position of authority implies a responsibility of caring, of shepherding the welfare of others.

The entire chapter of Ezekiel 34 is a pronouncement of judgment by God against those who shepherd His people with neglect, malicious intent, and evil acts. The history of God’s people is replete with bad leaders. 

Have you followed bad shepherds in your quest to find meaning and fulfillment? Most of us have at some point in some way.

So when Jesus declared Himself the Good Shepherd, He was creating a contrast between Himself and every other shepherd in history. 

Over whom do you have a shepherding responsibility? 

Are you a good shepherd like Jesus is?

Only God is good, but in Christ we can become good in our leadership.

Will you follow Him? 

He waits for you.

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5 thoughts on “I AM the Good Shepherd”

  1. I would have liked very much if these were made
    As banners for purchase. Beautiful reminders
    Of the meaning of our celebration!!!

    1. Barbara Rainey

      This is a great idea. Thanks for sharing it.
      We are going to open an Etsy store and we might see if we can create these as a DIY for next Easter!
      Stay tuned!

      1. I agree with Nancy! But another thought I had was to make these as 8×10’s that we could get through a printable library. I have several frames that I love to change out the prints as season’s change. We could buy online for the print but then we actually print it on our own paper.

        1. Barbara Rainey


          We love that idea and actually are planning to open an Etsy store later this year and hope to make some of these types of things available! Stay tuned…


  2. Great Work,Barbara !I have really been enjoying the Easter Banner. It has been a sweet addition to my bible studies this year. So much that I purchased 4 more for gifts! Thanks again for your years of dedication to the Lord’s work.
    “God is not unjust as to forget your work and the love which you have shown toward His name in having ministered and in still ministering to the saints.” Hebrews 6:10

    Also You have ministered to me through the years and I would like to share with you a song I wrote for Easter.
    I hope it is a blessing to you too.
    This is the link to the Sermon Audio Page.The sermons are from my late husband, Jerry , and the 3rd one down is my song , The Cradle the Cross and the Crown


    Soli Deo Gloria! Many blessings to you!
    Angela Dodson

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