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John 10:1-21 The Lord Jesus has been given many names, He is called…….. The Amen [Rev 3:14] The Alpha & Omega [Rev 22:13] The Advocate [1 John 2:1] The Author of Salvation [Heb 2:10] The Bread of Life [John 6:35] The Cornerstone [Eph 2:20] The Great High Priest [Heb 4:14] The Lamb of God [John 1:29] The Son of David [Matt 12:23] The Son of God [Luke 1:35] The Son of Man [John 5:27] The word of Life [1 John 1:1] The Resurrection and the Life [John 11:25] The Son of the Blessed One [Mark 14:61] But none quit describe the term of endearment that Jesus has towards sinners like the name that He has been given “Great Shepherd”  See! A shepherd is someone who guards, guides, protects, tends and generally cares for the well-being of what they are overseeing.  The Old Testament predicted this truth about Jesus.  “I will establish one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them.....” Eze 34:23. In  Micah 5:4 says “And He shall stand and feed His flock In the


2 Tim 3:1-17 I grew up in a time when hair bands of the 80 and 90’s ruled the main stage of my personal life!  None of this:  Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga or Katy Perry, corporate bubble gum talent sell out garbage!  I grew in a generation of talented musicians like: Kiss, Motley Crue, Whitesnake, Ozzy, and Scorpion’s, Canadian bands like: Helix, Kick Axe, Rush and Triumph. But I think one of the biggest bands that exploded on music scene during my time was a band called AC/DC.  Sadly, at the young age of only 33 , AC/DC's lead singer Bon Scott, “drank himself to death,” according to the official coroner's report.  Bon Scott recorded six studio albums with the rock band AC/DC, beginning with 1974's "High Voltage." It was shortly after the release of the somewhat foreshadowing sixth album, 1979's "Highway to Hell," that Scott died (February 19, 1980). In keeping with his rowdy persona, the official coroner's report stated that Scott had dra


Jonah 4:1-11 God saw the genuine hearts of this once evil Nation and chose to save them for His glory.  Let me ask you a question this morning!  Would you rejoice, knowing a person’s/nations wickedness before they were saved by His wonderful and merciful grace?  Better Yet! Would you be as merciful as our Lord was to those who have had evil backgrounds?  Did Christ die for all sin or not?  The Bible says “ He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world .” 1 John 2:2 (Heb 2:9)  But we see Him who for a little while was made lower than the angels, namely Jesus, crowned with glory and honor because of the suffering of death, so that by the grace of God He might taste death for everyone .     We need to understand something It’s God’s salvation as He draws sinners to Himself. It’s God’s grace He freely gives to those who repent and believe. It’s God’s forgiveness of sin as He will pardon the wickedest and


Jonah 3:1-10 We live in a culture where the church today is desperately trying to find new ways to entice or keep people in the church, instead of the plain preaching of the word and the simple truth of the gospel message. Some, if not many churches feel that biblical preaching is outdated and irrelevant. For some churches use drama, pursuing the latest church growth programs, open dialogue (conversation over preaching), and storytelling and never open their bible. Self-motivated worship (as if God needs me to accomplish His will, or if worship is all about me). Contextualization of passages to make them feel more acceptable (watered down or trying to make everything the bible speaks about relevant in my life. The removal or never lack of mentioning words like: sin, accountability, conviction, false teaching, self-examination and Hell and Damnations.  Some churches have even encouraged and allowed secular means to bring people in!  Now, I’m not picking on the church becau