December 6, 2015
In this special repost of our Christmas 2007 podcast we discover the joy of God’s love! In today’s special Christmas episode, “Jesus Came to be Our Shepherd!” Pastor Matt draws our attention to the life we have in our King and Savior, Jesus Christ.
The Biblical illustration repeated often concerning our relationship with God is that of Shepherd and Sheep. God is our shepherd and we are ‘the sheep of his pasture.’ Joy is the result of staying close to the Shepherd.
This makes Christmas a special time for celebrating our joy in Christ, the shepherd of our souls. In fact, Christmas reminds us that our Shepherd cares for us – that is why He came and that is why He is coming again for us – to care for us!
Let me encourage you to open your Bible to Revelation 7 and allow Pastor Matt to comfort your heart as he teaches the congregation in Palos Verdes to look forward to rejoice in the care of our Shepherd, Jesus Christ.
Today’s episode is hosted by Mike Powers, edited by Tabitha Grace Smith. Music for this episode courtesy of the Saddleback Church: http://saddlebackfamily.com – “He Is Emmanuel” from “The Journey” Performed by Emily Gomez
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CHRISTMAS IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER!
With Christmas only a couple of months away we know you would like to get your shopping done early AND give a meaningful gift this year to the ones you love.
Dr. Smith has written two daily devotionals that cover every day of the coming year … allowing you to give the gift that keeps on giving God’s Word and His encouragement in the lives of your family and friends.
In His Presence is a detailed look at walking with God through life’s ups and downs. Built around the premise that God welcomes you into His presence with joy and pleasure, In His Presence helps you see that the life of abundance can only be enjoyed when we take everything to the Lord and walk every day at His right hand.
In His Image explores God’s great love for humanity from every book of the Bible. From the creation of Genesis to the culmination in Revelation, God’s love shines through every page. Never is this ever clearer than in the times of Israel’s great betrayal of their God. His passionate pursuit of His children can be heard dripping from his voice as He calls them (and us by proxy) back to His shelter and protection.
You can order your copy In His Image or In His Presence from Amazon at the Eagles In Leadership website by clicking the appropriate link on the right hand side panel of the Eagles In Leadership website.