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Following the Good Shepherd

  • Jul 2021 Issue
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I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.—John 10:11

If someone called you a “sheep,” you might be insulted. Well, then, consider yourself warned, because this month we’ll learn that we are all sheep—weak, foolish, and prone to wander.

Thankfully, the complementary truth in Scripture is that God is our Shepherd (Ps. 23:1) and Jesus is our Good Shepherd (John 10:14). My prayer is that through this study we will:

  • Understand the meaning of sheep and shepherds in Scripture.
  • Trust and rejoice in God as our Shepherd, including Christ, our Good Shepherd.
  • Celebrate God’s plan of redemption through Christ, the perfect sacrificial and conquering Lamb.

Your fellow sheep,
Bradley Baurain

Bradley Baurain is Associate Professor and Program Head of TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) at Moody Bible Institute. He is the author of On Waiting Well (Moody Publishers). He has taught in China, Vietnam, the United States, and Canada. Bradley and his wife, Julia, have four children and reside in Northwest Indiana.


Managing Editor: Jamie Janosz, Senior Editor: Elena Mafter, Contributing Editor: John Koessler, Writer: Brad Baurain, Art Director: Lynn Gabalec, Graphic Designer: Rachel Hutcheson, Marketing & Production: Paul B. Currie

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