Month: June 2008

Broken

I am so broken this afternoon.  I don’t know when I will be back to the internet scene.

You know.  Isaiah 57 talks about a healer.

I am desperately looking for that Healer right now.

I can’t sleep

This last Wednesday, we looked at Isaiah 56 as the next chapter in our inductive study.

Tomorrow, we shall examine John 10:11-18.

It is an incredible, radical Isaianic-Johannine connection.

John’s hinge back to Isaiah is verse 16.  Do you see it?

How does the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 2008 deal with this verse?

It’s 11:44 pm.  I am wide awake.

What does this Shepherd lack? Nothing

The Bible refers to Jesus Christ by many titles.  He is called the Amen (Rev. 3:14; cf. 2 Cor. 1:20), the Alpha and the Omega (Rev. 22:13), the Advocate (I John 2:1), the Apostle (Heb. 3:1), the Author and Perfecter of faith (Heb. 12:2), the Author of salvation (Heb. 2:10), the Beginning (source, origin) of the creation of God (Rev. 3:14), the Branch (Jer. 23:5), the Bread of Life (John 6:35), the Cornerstone (Eph. 2:20), the Consolation of Israel (Luke 2:25), the Counselor (Isa. 9:6), the Deliverer (Rom. 11:26), the Door of the sheep (John 10:7), Eternal Father (Isa. 9:6), the Faithful witness (Rev. 1:5), the First and the Last (Rev. 1:17), the Firstborn (Preeminent One) of the dead (Rev. 1:5) and over all creation (Col. 1:15), the Forerunner (Heb. 6:20), the Great High Priest (Heb. 4:14), God blessed forever (Rom. 9:5), the Guardian of souls (I Peter 2:25), the Head of the church (Col. 1:18 ), the Holy One of God (John 6:69), I AM (John 8:58 ), Immanuel (Isa. 7:14), the King of Israel (John 1:49; cf. Zech. 9:9), King of kings and Lord of lords (I Tim. 6:15), the last Adam (I Cor. 15:45), the Lamb of God (John 1:29), the Light of the World (John 8:12), the Lion of the tribe of Judah (Rev. 5:5), Lord (John 13:13), the Lord of Glory (I Cor. 2:8 ), the Mediator (I Tim. 2:5), the Messenger of the covenant (Mal. 3:1), the Messiah (John 1:41; 4:25-26), the Mighty God (Isa. 9:6), the Morning Star (Rev. 22:16), the Only Begotten (Unique One) from the Father (John 1:14), our Passover (I Cor. 5:7), the Prince of life (Acts 3:15), the Prince of Peace (Isa. 9:6), the Resurrection and the Life (John 11:25), the Righteous One (Acts 7:52), the Rock (I Cor. 10:4), the Root and Descendant of David (Rev. 22:16), the Root of Jesse (Isa. 11:10), the Ruler in Israel (Mic. 5:2; Matt. 2:6), the Ruler of the kings of the earth (Rev. 1:5), Savior (Luke 2:11; Titus 1:4), the Servant (Isa. 42:1), Shiloh (Gen. 49:10), the Son of the Blessed One (Mark 14:61), the Son of David (Matt. 12:23; 21:9), the Son of God (Luke 1:35), the Son of Man (John 5:27); the Son of the Most High (Luke 1:32), the Sun of Righteousness (Mal. 4:2), the Sunrise from on high (Luke 1:78 ), the True God (I John 5:20), the True Vine (John 15:1), the Way, the Truth, and the Life (John 14:6), the Word (John 1:1, 14), the Word of God (Rev. 19:13), and the Word of Life (I John 1:1).

But perhaps His most endearing and intimate title is that of Shepherd.

I would love for you all to come join me and hear from the Shepherd, the Good One in John 10 on tomorrow’s Lord’s Day morning.