The following articles are related to the topic of GOOD SHEPHERD

The Emotions of Jesus

In addition to possessing a divine nature, Jesus Christ was also flesh and blood (John 1:14), a human being. He thus shared with us the full range of human emotions. He could be happy or sad. What circumstances of life made our Lord weep? What made him joyful? A study of this theme is both thrilling and rewarding. The Tears ... read more »

He Restores My Soul

Psalm 23 is often called the "nightingale" song because, like the bird of that name, it sings so sweetly at the midnight hour. And life does have its midnight hours! In that song, the shepherd poet extols the qualities of the great Shepherd who, among other things, "restores my soul." Might we reflect upon this phrase momentarily? Soul In the ... read more »

Lessons from the Catacombs of Rome

The term "catacomb" derives from a compound Greek term with the components kata (down) and kymbe (hollow). The word is used of that vast network of tombs beneath the city of Rome (and at other places as well) where ancient Christians buried their dead-and even met for worship during times of severe persecution. It has been estimated that this maze ... read more »

Messianic Previews in the Book of Zechariah

The kingdom of Judah continued to dredge itself into apostasy until a day of calamity was inevitable. In a series of three invasions by the Babylonians (606 B.C., 597 B.C., and 586 B.C.) the nation was devastated. The land was ravaged, Jerusalem was destroyed, and some seventy thousand Hebrews were taken into captivity. Jeremiah had prophetically proclaimed that the captivity ... read more »

Does Archaeology Prove that Baptism May Be Administered by Sprinkling?

Those who practice ritualistic "sprinkling" as a substitute for water immersion, commonly allege that "baptism," from the very commencement of the Christian age, was implemented either by immersion, pouring, or sprinkling. They claim that ancient literary references, together with modern archaeological discoveries, support this diversity. Will this assertion stand up under the test of critical scholarship? First, it must be ... read more »

Examining the Four Gospels

When one opens the New Testament, he is introduced to four narratives which are concerned with the activity and teaching of Jesus of Nazareth. These records are Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Why are there four accounts that cover so much of the same material? Are the records harmonious or do they conflict? When Jesus was crucified, a superscription was ... read more »