Tag: The Ministry of a Shepherd

Somebody’s Poisoned the Water Hole!

Editor’s Note: This is the eighth in a series on the The Ministry of a Shepherd from Ezekiel 34. Sometimes we are better at talking about something than actually doing it. Nowhere is this more evident than in the topic of leadership. Pass through any book... Read More »

The Good of the One vs. The Good of the Many

Editor’s Note: This is the eighth in a series on the The Ministry of a Shepherd from Ezekiel 34. My kids are watching the new Star Trek movies. The most recent movie, Into Darkness, is currently in theaters. But those of you close to my age may remember the ... Read More »

The Ministry of a Shepherd: They Don’t Need to Go Away

Editor’s Note: This is the seventh in a series on the The Ministry of a Shepherd from Ezekiel 34. Matthew records an account during the ministry of Jesus that took place after the execution of John the Baptist. The Gospel accounts that after Jesus learned of... Read More »

The Ministry of a Shepherd: Let’s Be Careful Out There

Editor’s Note: This is the sixth in a series on the The Ministry of a Shepherd from Ezekiel 34. Years ago, in the popular police television drama Hill Street Blues, every episode climaxed with Sergeant Esterhaus completing roll call with the admonition to hi... Read More »

The Ministry of a Shepherd: Binding Up the Broken

Editor’s Note: This is the fifth in a series on the The Ministry of a Shepherd from Ezekiel 34. My wife and I have four boys. One of the things you learn quickly with multiple males in the household is that the world is a dangerous place. Boys aren’t looki... Read More »

The Ministry of a Shepherd: Is there no balm in Gilead?

Editor’s Note: This is the fourth in a series on the The Ministry of a Shepherd from Ezekiel 34. February is the month we like to talk about love. Valentines are written, gifts are exchanged, and vows are made. It is estimated that this year 36 million heart... Read More »

The Ministry of a Shepherd: In Weakness, Not Made Strong

Editor’s Note: This is the third in a series on the The Ministry of a Shepherd from Ezekiel 34. Scripture reveals the heart of the Heavenly Father for the vulnerable. He commands special care for those who are poor, sick, widowed, or distressed. Indeed, Jame... Read More »

The Ministry of a Shepherd: Feed Your Lamb. Feed it.

Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series on the The Ministry of a Shepherd from Ezekiel 34. I don’t always eat right. There, I said it. I should eat more vegetables and less Hot Tamales candy. In fact, I’m sure if I put my mind to it, I could come u... Read More »

The Ministry of a Shepherd: Replacement Shepherds

As sports fans, we’ve just come through one of the most intriguing experiences in recent years … Replacement Referees. As the drama of these “scab” referees began to unfold, we began to hear stories about the background of the men assuming those roles.... Read More »