08 May 2022 is the Fourth Sunday of Easter.
The main Bible reading for today comes from the New Testament: John’s Gospel (John 10:14, 22-30).
It’s the image of Jesus as The Good Shepherd.
Jesus said: “I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me.” (John 10:14).
In today’s sermon, Rev. Geoff McKee discusses this passage of Scripture with regard to God’s approach to us and in terms of our response to him.
Below, you will find the text from John, Chapter 10, together with the video recording of today’s service from St. James’.
Main Scripture for today
John 10:14, 22-30 (New International Version)
14 “I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me.”
Further Conflict Over Jesus’ Claims
22 Then came the Festival of Dedication at Jerusalem. It was winter, 23 and Jesus was in the temple courts walking in Solomon’s Colonnade. 24 The Jews who were there gathered around him, saying, “How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Messiah, tell us plainly.”
25 Jesus answered, “I did tell you, but you do not believe. The works I do in my Father’s name testify about me, 26 but you do not believe because you are not my sheep. 27 My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. 28 I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand. 29 My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand. 30 I and the Father are one.”
Video recording of today’s service
How does God embrace our vulnerability and how should we respond?
By accepting our own weakness.