Tag Archives: Acts 20:28

Nurture and Protect

One of the things my wife and I enjoy about living in the country is that we see various kinds of wildlife on a regular basis. Early this morning, I turned into our lane and saw a coyote in the field … Continue reading

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Protecting the Weak

I just saw a video of a coyote attacking a small dog. The predator appeared to be in the process of successfully taking away some family’s beloved pet. All of a sudden, a much larger dog came charging into the … Continue reading

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A Good Shepherd

The leadership model most frequently used in the Bible is the analogy of a shepherd taking care of his flock. Though much change has occurred over time, no other model has come along to replace this one. Some have tried … Continue reading

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Ignore the Barking

Yesterday I was walking across the property of a friend who had given me permission to look for ginseng on her land. Her dogs didn’t know that I had their master’s blessing, so they barked incessantly at me. I just … Continue reading

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Do You Have Any Shepherds?

Several years ago I paid a visit to a married couple who had expressed some interest in attending the church where I preached. During the course of the conversation, the husband asked, “Do you have any shepherds in your church?” … Continue reading

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The Right to Decide

Coach Wooden and Bill Walton Star basketball player Bill Walton once told his legendary coach, John Wooden, that he didn’t have the right to tell him that he needed to get a haircut. Wooden responded, “But I have the right … Continue reading

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