Contributed by Dave Kinney on Mar 29, 2009
Phillip Keller writes of his experience of shepherding:
"This reminds me of my encounter with cougars. On several occasions these cunning creatures came in among sheep, creating great havoc in the flock. Some were killed, their blood drained and livers eaten. Others were torn open and badly
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 21, 2009
Sheep Know Shepherd’s Voice
The contrast with the shepherd is even greater for the shepherd knows each sheep by name and his sheep follow his voice alone. Lloyd Ogilvie, the former Chaplain of the Senate and Pastor of Hollywood Presbyterian Church tells of being in the Middle East and watching a
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 28, 2009
Shrek the Sheep Survives 6 Years in New Zealand Cave
Do we need a savior – the story of Shrek the Sheep
Have you heard the story of Shrek, the merino sheep that had evaded capture and shearing for 6 years? When he was finally discovered in his high mountain cave of New Zealand by musterer Ann
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 10, 2009
Traveling Couple Misspells Destination in GPS and Ends Up in Wrong Place
Last July the BBC news reported on how a couple from Sweden typed Carpi into their GPS when they meant Capri. Their GPS did what it was suppose to and took them 400 miles off course. A tourism official in Carpi said, "Capri
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 8, 2009
Minister Runs Ad in Local Paper to Invite Straying Sheep Back into the Fold
A few years ago I was reading a book by Stephen Gaukroger. He tells the story of a New York Methodist minister who saw the need to bring his ‘ninety nine righteous’ sheep back into the fold. He put an advert in the local
Contributed by Andrew Moffatt on Nov 12, 2010
MOTLEY, CROSS-BREED, HALF-BAKED SHEEP
Before I went off to train for ministry, I used to live in an old house in Oamaru with an acre and a half of land. I had the usual garden and lawn, but I also had about an acre and a quarter of pretty rough hillside that was planted in a variety of trees and
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 23, 2010
THE WANDERING SHEEP
Dr. Andrew Bonar tells of how in the Highlands of Scotland, a sheep would often wander off into the rocks and get into places that they can't get out of.
The grass on these mountains is very sweet and the sheep like it, and they will jump down ten or twelve feet, and then
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 22, 2011
THE VOICE OF THE SHEPHERD
There once was a shepherd that lived in the Scottish highlands. This shepherd had a daughter and he would take her with him when he went out on the moors to take care of the sheep. The thing that the little girl liked best was to hear the call of shepherd. His voice
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 22, 2011
THE "BROKEN" SHEEPDOG AND THE SHEPHERD
Philip Keller tells a story in his book, Lessons from a Sheep Dog, about how a bedraggled collie named Lassie came into his possession. One day he happened to notice an ad in the paper that simply said: "Border collie to good owner. Currently uncontrollable
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 9, 2011
THE SHEEP DOG
A man by the name of Keith Miller told of the time when his daughters were very young. They’d drop them off at the church’s children’s chapel on Sundays before the 11 am service. But one day Keith chanced to be in the class when the preacher was telling the story for the day to the
Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Jul 10, 2011
In October 1984 my brother-in-law Alasdair got lost. As a family they had visited Venice – long before I knew them – Sandy and Valerie my in-Laws, Moira my wife who was 14 at the time, and Alasdair who was 11. They were at St. Mark’s square, Venice – at the same time as Queen
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 9, 2011
MY SHEEP KNOW MY VOICE
Do you all know much about Emperor Penguins? I was not very familiar with these birds until a few years ago when the documentary, March of the Penguins, came out. And as I watched this documentary, I learned many intriguing facts about this largest of the penguin family.
Contributed by Jeff Strite on Aug 29, 2011
THE LUKEWARM SHEEP
Now, for the sake of my illustration, I want to break a flock of sheep down into 3 groups.
1. The first group of sheep had DECIDED to look to Shepherd & follow Him wherever He leads.
These are the "Good sheep" who follow the "Good Shepherd. Jesus said: "My sheep hear my
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 5, 2012
IS YOUR NAME IN THE BIBLE?--THE CASE OF A NEW YORK CITY BAG LADY
Years ago, there was a bag lady in New York City who attended a preaching service at a Manhattan Rescue Mission. Afterwards in the line to receive soup, she mentioned to the preacher she was now ready to give her life to Jesus.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 10, 2012
THE SHEPHERD'S VOICE
If you know and follow Jesus as Shepherd you will be able to flee from untruth and ungodly belief systems.
D.L. Moody told the following: A friend, who was traveling in the East, heard that there was a shepherd who still kept up the custom of calling his sheep by name.
A famous actor was an after dinner speaker at a big function and when he stood up to speak, he invited his audience to choose a poem for him to recite.
There was a long silence until a retired clergyman raised his hand and asked for Psalm 23.
The actor was slightly taken back, but agreed to
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 14, 2003
GUARDED BY THE SHEPHERD
Charles Spurgeon says this about the Great Shepherd:
What is there in you, dear friend, more than there is in any other professor, why you should not prove an apostate after all? What is there about me that I should stand where so many others have fallen?
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 25, 2004
THE LOST SHEEP- COMMUNION MEDITATION
Have you heard the story of Shrek, the merino sheep that had evaded capture and shearing for 6 years? When he was finally discovered in his high mountain cave of New Zealand by musterer Ann Scanlan, he was almost unrecognizable as a sheep. The first thing
Malcolm Britton (one of our Readers) has a wonderful definition of sheep. He says: “From the day they are born, assuming they are born alive they are looking for ingenious ways
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Sep 12, 2004
A COW GETS LOST
Mike Yaconelli writes in The Wittenburg Door: I live in a small, rural community. There are lots of cattle ranches around here, and every once in a while a cow wanders off and gets lost.... Ask a rancher how a cow gets lost, and chances are he will reply, “Well, the cow starts