Posted on the , in Thoughts for the Week, by Ashley Hardingham
we have a great opportunity to look at a familiar passage in the Bible – Jesus telling us about the Good Shepherd.
Shepherds are those who are entrusted with protecting and caring for others. Its is a responsible role, a demanding role and a privilege. It requires much of the shepherd as their attention and labours are ordered around others. By comparison the hired hand is only concerned about getting paid, with no real commitment to their responsibilities and thief doesn’t even pretend to have care, simply motivated by self.
This evening we will unpack 1 Peter 1 and the vital truth of how death and resurrection are a constant journey and process for the Christian. In the letter Peter explains how it is in the testing fire, that pure gold results!