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Why Sheep?

Preaching
Preaching the Parables
Series IV, Cycle A
Why sheep?

For one thing, next week will be Youth Sunday, so I moved things up a week. Next Sunday, which I decided to move up to this Sunday, is called "Sheep Sunday" by preachers, because every year about this time the lessons are like this morning -- John's description of Jesus, the good shepherd, and the psalmist's song is "The Lord Is My Shepherd."

But, I wondered out loud to myself this week, why sheep? Why not eagles? Why not think of you and me as eagles in God's glorious sky, instead of sheep in God's muddy pasture?

Isaiah writes ...

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