A Sermon for Proper 11, Series B preached 7/22/2012 as a guest speaker at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Estherville, Iowa. Redeemer was in the midst of a pastoral vacancy at the time I preached this sermon.
I found it rather interesting that out of all the Sundays I could have come to visit your congregation and share a message from God’s Word with you, it had to be this one. In the readings you just heard that were appointed for today, we are given word pictures of sheep and shepherds. I just