Come Back to the Shepherd!

Luis Pellecer

READ : 1 Peter 2:20-25 The Apostle Peter wrote this letter to scattered Jewish believers who had been converted to Christ. Having left Palestine they were dispersed among the distant nations in the Mediterranean world. Today we preach the gospel not only to the “lost sheep of the house of Israel” but to all nations. God is calling people not to go back to any particular country but to come to saving faith in Christ. There are many people who …

The Great Shepherd Trains the Sheep

Luis Pellecer

READ : Hebrews 13:20 John the Baptist presented Jesus as the “Lamb of God.” Jesus offered himself as a lamb in sacrifice for us in order to become the complete shepherd. His sacrifice was perfect so now he can care for his universal flock throughout the whole world. As the Great Shepherd he equips his sheep so they can become shepherds. Every believer is both sheep and shepherd. A father at home is a sheep of the Lord but also …

"I Am the Good Shepherd"

Luis Pellecer

READ : John 10:7-18 This is one of the most beautiful declarations of Jesus. Note that he uses the word “good” and not “better” or “excellent.” He uses the word “good” to contrast it with the word “bad.” In the story of creation, God rejoiced in the fact that everything he was creating was “good.” We can be sure that there is nothing bad in his goodness. His character only produces good. What does Jesus do as a Good Shepherd? …

The Sovereign God Is Gentle

Luis Pellecer

READ : Isaiah 40:9-11 God wants believers to know each of his attributes. Israel learned the power of the Lord and his constant provision through the crossing of the Jordan and his victories over their enemies. But now the prophet Isaiah calls Israel’s attention to God’s compassion. God chose Israel as his special people with the purpose to establish his kingdom. Out of this nation Messiah would come. But the fact that they were God’s people did not mean that …

Our God Is a Shepherd

Luis Pellecer

READ : Ezekiel 34:7-16 Our God wanted his people to understand him so in ancient times he identified himself as a shepherd. A shepherd’s task is endless, and messy. Yet our majestic God calls himself a shepher1d. In this prophecy God reveals key features about himself, his character, and the way he feels toward us. A shepherd devotes all his attention to his sheep. His eyes are always upon his flock. His ears are always alert to their feeble bleating. …