In this message, Jeff looks at the promise of the coming ‘Good Shepherd.’ Ezekiel 34 corrects the leaders of the day while pointing to the promise of the coming Shepherd-King who will rule with passion, care, tenderness, and justice. Listen in as we discover Jesus in the Old Testament and pray about how we can be more like Him.
What does this scripture tell me about Jesus & how does this impact me? Asking/answering these two questions every time you open the Bible will help you understand God and our purpose/calling as we follow Him but some scriptures provide easier answers than others. In our passage for this week, we embrace the challenge of seeing Jesus in complaints, snake bites, confession, and healing.
Just before the tenth plague in Egypt, God instructed his people to choose a spotless lamb to slaughter and eat, and they were to paint the lamb's blood on their doorframes so the plague of death would "pass over" their homes. 1500 years later, Jesus became our perfect Passover lamb and instituted a new version of this ancient meal.