The Good Shepherd

Sunday’s theme during Redeemer’s worship was “The Good Shepherd”. During the children’s sermon Pastor Schroeder shared pictures drawn by Jean Keaton depicting Jesus with children who have died. He explained that Jesus is our Shepard and that he loves us. Pastor gave the children sheets of paper and crayons and asked them to draw pictures of what they envision Jesus doing with them. The idea was for the children to return to their pew and draw. It became a “God moment” when the children didn’t follow directions completely, but began to lay on the floor in front of the altar and draw. In fact they spent most of the service at the altar drawing. At the end of the service they showed off their pictures by parading down the aisles. What a wonderful depiction of children at the feet or our Lord.

Psalm 8:2 Through the praise of children and infants you have established a stronghold against your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger.

Matthew 18:3 And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.

1 Peter 2:2-3 Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.

Mark 10:14-16 He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.”  And he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them.

Proverbs 22:6 Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.

Mark 9:36-37 Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.

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