The Daily Discovery (August 17, 2016)

Landon ChapmanThe Daily Discovery0 Comments

ARTICLES I LIKE FROM AROUND THE WEB: (Click title to go to full article) Was Paul Seeker Sensitive? – “In modern times, many people try to present the Gospel in ways that will make it seem more attractive to their ‘target audience’. Whether it is the ‘seeker-sensitive’ movement in churches, contextualization in Muslim-dominated countries, or reinterpreting the Bible’s teachings on marriage or creation, people often seem to want to make the Gospel as inoffensive as possible.” Are You One of Jesus’ Sheep? (Part 5) – “In contrast to the sheep recognizing the voice of the Shepherd, here we see that they do not recognize the voice of a stranger. This is one of the greatest evidences of whether or not … Read More

Are You One of Jesus’ Sheep? (Part 5)

Jimmy SnowdenChristianity1 Comment

n this series of posts we have been looking at how Jesus describes His sheep in John 10 and we have established that Jesus provides five marks about His sheep in John 10:3-9. Again, those five marks are: Jesus’ sheep enter through Him. (vs. 9) Jesus’ sheep hear His voice. (vs. 3) Jesus’ sheep follow Him. (vs. 4) Jesus’ sheep know His voice. (vs. 4) Jesus’ sheep do not recognize the voice a stranger. (vs. 5) In the previous posts we looked at the first, second, fourth, and third marks of Christ’s sheep. In this post we will move forward to consider the final mark.

Are You One of Jesus’ Sheep? (Part 4)

Jimmy SnowdenChristianity1 Comment

n this series of posts we have been looking at how Jesus describes His sheep in John 10 and we have established that Jesus provides five marks about His sheep in John 10:3-9. Again, those five marks are: Jesus’ sheep enter through Him. (vs. 9) Jesus’ sheep hear His voice. (vs. 3) Jesus’ sheep follow Him. (vs. 4) Jesus’ sheep know His voice. (vs. 4) Jesus’ sheep do not recognize the voice a stranger. (vs. 5) In the previous posts we looked at the first, second, and fourth marks of Christ’s sheep. In this post we will move forward to consider the third mark.

Are You One of Jesus’ Sheep? (Part 3)

Jimmy SnowdenChristianity3 Comments

n this series of posts we have been looking at how Jesus describes His sheep in John 10 and we have established that Jesus provides five marks about His sheep in John 10:3-9. Again, those five marks are: Jesus’ sheep enter through Him. (vs. 9) Jesus’ sheep hear His voice. (vs. 3) Jesus’ sheep follow Him. (vs. 4) Jesus’ sheep know His voice. (vs. 4) Jesus’ sheep do not recognize the voice a stranger. (vs. 5) In the previous post we looked at the first mark of Christ’s sheep. In this post we will move forward to consider the second and fourth marks.

Are You One of Jesus’ Sheep? (Part 2)

Jimmy SnowdenChristianity4 Comments

n the previous post of this series, I pointed you to John 10 where Jesus identifies Himself as the good shepherd who lays down His life for His sheep. But John 10 begs the question, “am I one of Christ’s sheep”? The news of Jesus being the good shepherd is only good news if you are in His fold, and thus it is of utmost importance to know if you are one of His sheep. I argued that Jesus tells us 5 things about His sheep in John 10:3-9. If you are one of His sheep, these five marks will be true of you—not just one of them, but all five of them. Let me remind of you of those five: Jesus’ sheep enter … Read More

Are You One of Jesus’ Sheep? (Part 1)

Jimmy SnowdenChristianity1 Comment

ohn 10 is one of the most endearing chapters in the Bible. In John 10 Jesus identifies Himself as the good Shepherd and His people as His sheep. In these verses we learn that Jesus is not a self-serving shepherd like the false shepherds of the Old Testament (see Ezekiel 34). Rather, Jesus lays His life down for His sheep (John 10:11).  Jesus is the ideal Shepherd, the greatest Shepherd of all. Allow me to ask a daring question: Is this Good News? The answer we must give is, “Maybe.” I understand that you may be thinking that my answer is a bit provocative, but it isn’t. It is an honest answer. You may be wondering why I wouldn’t answer … Read More

How Christians are “Fed”

Nate PickowiczChristianity0 Comments

esterday, I sought to address The Myth of the Self-Feeder, dealing with the problem of pastors shirking their responsibilities to “feed the flock.” But the issue is not quite settled with regards to how a Christian believer truly grows.  From what I can gather, there are really four primary contributors to a believer’s feeding and growth. Here they are in no particular order: 1. Pastoral Preaching I made this case yesterday, building mostly on Christ’s charge to Peter in John 21 to “Shepherd My sheep.” He reaffirms this call in 1 Peter 5, exhorting the church elders to “shepherd the flock of God.” Ephesians 4:12 tells us that the job of pastors and teachers is “to equip the saints to … Read More

Feeding Sheep, or Amusing Goats?

Landon ChapmanChristianity2 Comments

An evil is in the ‘professed’ camp of the Lord, so gross in its impudence, that the most short-sighted Christian can hardly fail to notice it. During the past few years this evil has developed at an alarming rate. It has worked like leaven, until the whole lump ferments! The devil has seldom done a more clever thing, than hinting to the Church that part of their mission is to provide entertainment for the people, with a view to winning them. From speaking out the gospel, the Church has gradually toned down her testimony–then winked at and excused the frivolities of the day. Then she tolerated them in her borders. Now she has adopted them under the plea of reaching … Read More