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Pastor Mark: Blogging Towards Sunday

MARCH 19, 2015

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GOOD SHEPHERD

Dear Friends,

 The catacombs near Rome in the second century were burial grounds for the common people. Their mosaic art forms are very instructive.  In one mosaic, Jesus is portrayed as very young, perhaps suggesting a ‘new god’ for the Romans. 

The picture above shows Jesus as the Good Shepherd, who carries and cares for His sheep.  As you reflect and pray on these scriptures for Sunday, ask yourself, “how does Jesus, as the Good Shepherd, differ from religious, spiritual ideas today?” (It would be helpful to see the ‘controversy’ with the religious shepherds in the previous chapter).

Yours in the journey, Mark

 

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"Come unto me, all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and you shall find rest unto your souls."

Mathew 11:28