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Fresh update on "shepherd" discussed on The Dentalpreneur Podcast with Dr. Mark Costes
"Episode is entitled greatness and your timeline, where I talk about hero versus antihero. I talk about a way versus toward motivation. I talk about hero worship and the reason that that type of behavior is flawed. Recognizing what you have in common with people you respect and emulate. The tiny differences between the Uber successful people and you. And small tweaks that can create huge results. This is a very short but powerful episode, I believe, I kind of reflect on some of the coaches I've had in the past and some of the impact that those amazing coaches have had on my life. So I hope you guys get a lot of value from this episode. Let me know what you think. Talk to you soon. Have a good day. Something that a little, I think, concept that I want you guys to take away from, just a bigger picture concept that I want you guys to take away from as far as one of the themes that I want you to remember and embrace as you go through your mastermind journey. And that is this concept of towards goals and a wiggles. So, you know, when I look at anything, I'm looking at this whole concept of. Hero, and then anti hero. Okay? So ever since I've been involved with coaching groups and incidentally, I've always been involved with the coaching group. Since I graduated from dental school and even before that, I was involved with some free coaching groups because I couldn't afford to pay a coach. Alistair currently is my coach. I have other coaches in my life right now of relationship coach I have coaches that help me with different areas of my life. Always do. But I've always kind of embraced this whole concept of hero versus anti hero. And a hero is somebody that you kind of aspire to be. And it doesn't have to be like, I want to be just like X dude. I want to be just like Dax shepherd because he's funny. He's good-looking and he's got a hot wife, right? You can, at some point, create your own hero within your mind, right? The best version of yourself can you be your hero? And hopefully you'll be able to visualize exactly what that hero figure looks like in your life. Hopefully I have a very crystal clear image of what that person looks like now. So this is your hero. And then there's the anti hero, right? And for a while, I had this anti hero. And I built him up over the years, his name was Ted. And he was the guy that would drive into my practice, empty his cigarette butts on my parking lot. And you can look in his in his car and it was filled with fast food wrappers. He was a 150 pounds overweight. He was smoking. He was sweating, getting out of his car. He was out of breath. And he treated his family like shit, all right? This is somebody that I had built up in my head. That was the anti hero. That was super obvious. The hero thing, super obvious as well. But now it's a little bit more nuanced. This anti hero now for me was Mark 12 years ago when I was a little bit overweight when I was super short with my kids when I when I was a boss hole at work that my now my antihero is another version of me. So I'm constantly trying to balance this hero and anti hero kind of philosophy, a little bit more towards what would ideal Mark do and are you looking a little bit more like 12 years ago, 14 years ago, Mark. So I want you guys to kind of think about that as you walk through your life, it doesn't have to be this hero. We have ridiculous hero worship in our culture. I want your hero to be the best version that you can possibly imagine that you can become. I want your anti hero to be the person maybe that you are right now or the person that was two years ago that you want to travel a little bit further away from. That to me makes a lot more sense than elevating these people for random reasons. And vilifying people for random reasons, okay? I was involved with this one mastermind. My first ever business coach consultant. And he was straight up my hero. For a lot of different reasons, he had a great relationship. His kids were great and well adjusted. He was wealthy beyond anything I could ever imagine. And I always wanted to be around him. And I paid him a lot of money. I flew out the first time that I ever met him. I flew across country to the east coast and paid $15,000 to have a lunch meeting with him. That's how much I valued this person and how much I wanted to be like this person. I still hold this person and really, really high regard. But being around him, more and more, the best thing that I got about that interaction was the little things that I noticed. And it wasn't what you'd think. It was the little things that I noticed that I had in common with him. Not the little things that he was doing better than me. It's the little things that he had in common with me. We've all heard that saying, everybody puts their pants on one leg at a time. The huge realization that I came up with was that my hero was more like me than I wanted to admit. And that realization being around him, this person that was wealthier beyond any measure, the realization that he basically was me a little bit further in the timeline with
The Questionable Way Kristen Bell and Dax Shepherd Raise Their Kids
"Dax shepherd and Kristen Bell's marriage. They constantly bring up such private issues about their marriage. Such as close sleeping, such as Dax falling back onto drugs and just there was another story not too long ago where Kristen had some kind of, I think it's called mastitis where her milk duck was blocked and it's hard for a kid to get the milk out. So Dax in the shower sucked really hard on his wife's breast and got whatever you wanted to blockage out and spit it out in the shower. I mean, this is some weird shit. You know what I mean? Don't you think? Can you do that? When I hear that story, it gets me a little weird out. Suck it on your wife's breasts to get something out of it mess Titus. I'm sure it's painful for a woman, but there's gotta be a better way to do it than having you husband in the shower, taking care of you like that. Anyhow, these two are always talking about their private lives and something she said the other day was pretty ridiculous. They're now sleeping in their own bed, the kids, but they don't always have good nights of sleep. So what she's done recently, she gives them melatonin gummies to knock them out quicker. Now, here's the thing. Kristen Bell has a company that sells melatonin and gummy bears. So maybe she's trying to promote her business, but I don't think this is a great idea. A to talk about it be to do it. There's always a lot to unpack when it comes to these two talking about their marriage. They always make headlines for the wrong reason. And they've spoken out about everything from the mastitis in the shower to self regulating hard period, they've talked about the divorce between Chris Pratt and Anna Faris, and also most recently, the frequency in which she and her husband bathe their kids. And what they said at that point was it's a privilege to bathe your kids. We only bathe them when we can smell the stink on them. Laval days without bathing that without their kids baby. They're those kind of parents. I think they stepped it at this time. Because, you know, melatonin, that's not even FDA approved I don't believe. It's asleep. It's a sleep hormone. And it's yet to be approved by the FDA for use in kids and adolescents where all the doses are still possible, especially in gummy bear form, kids look at that and think it's candy.
White House plans COVID-19 vaccine summit as Biden recovers
"President Biden says he's in good shape four days after testing positive for COVID-19 I'm feeling great Speaking virtually to reporters the president says he slept well the last two nights and was out this morning when commander his German Shepherd woke him I felt this nozzle on my dog's nose against my chest about 5 minutes to 7 Hours after his doctor said the president's symptoms are nearly gone he did report some lingering issues A little bit of a sore throat and a little bit of a call But the president says he's getting better every day and hopes to be on the job in person this week I think I'm on my way to a full recovery Sagar Meghani Washington
Minnesota ends Chicago's five-game winning streak
"The sky's 5 game winning strike is over following an 81 to 78 loss to the links in Minnesota Jessica shepherd converted a three point play with one minute left to give the links a 77 to 75 lead Kayla McBride capped her 15 point performance by hitting two free throws with 12.4 seconds remaining Aerial powers had 22 points and 11 rebounds for the links who entered the game's 7 and 15 before defeating the Eastern Conference leaders The sky fell to 16 and 5 despite calia copper's 20 points Ali quickly had 18 points but missed a pair of three pointers in the closing seconds I'm Jane
Kash Patel Wishes He Could Tell Us Sebastian Is Making Stuff Up
"Tell your viewers that you were just making stuff up because then it would be, you know, we'd have a laugh about it and we'd carry on our democratic process. But it's killing our democracy. And I'll give your audience fact based conspiracy, right? Russiagate, we unravel this investigation. And what do we find? The same FBI that told you from the 7th floor of the Hoover building. You never get in these guys 'cause in James Comey was running at the time because who cares about president Trump, I'm in charge. Right. These same guys who perpetrated this fraud and lied to a federal court and smudged a fisa warrant and pumped in information paid by a political party and buried that documentation and then got higher up levels DoJ of the associate Deputy Attorney General in Bruce or to come in and shepherd that process through. Just so they could spy just so James Comey could come into meetings like this and say, president Trump's not in charge, I am. That actually happened. That's been proven, not by my words, or your words, or Devin's words. By the FBI's own documents by the DoJ's own documents by their own recordings by the sworn testimony they gave to federal court. And now what you and I covered it, we lived it. We covered it back then. But thank God now, America is seeing it on full display because of John Durham I know we're going to talk about it. But the part that scares me is you're not you talk to millions of people. You talk to more people than I probably the only person that talks to more people than you is probably drunk. But no, it's important because how many people come up to you and say, wait, Russia didn't have to take a Trump did X and you know, you put your head down and you're like, wow, where did you get your news for the last 5 years?
"shepherd" Discussed on Your Daily Prayer
"Life audio. A prayer for shepherding your flock by Chelsea de Matias read by Lea Martin. Shepherd the flock of God that is among you exercising oversight, not under compulsion but willingly, as God would have you. First Peter 5 two. As Christians, we're all called to shepherd, though it varies season by season, whether you're shepherding littles in your home, a team at work or a body of believers at your church, shepherding is a high and holy calling. When that the lord is laid out clear instructions for through his word. Oftentimes, people have the misconception that God's word isn't clear. This is why we have to spend time learning and growing in our knowledge of the word. You see, there may be a vagueness in the mention of God's timing for things to take place, but his commands for righteous living are concrete and laid out simply. And shepherding is one of the many commands he gives us with complete clarity. We're told in Peter's letter, exactly how we are to shepherd and lead those God has entrusted to us. So I exhort the elders among you. As a fellow elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ. As well as a partaker in the glory that's going to be revealed. Shepherd the flock of God that is among you. Exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you. Not for shameful gain, but eagerly, not domineering over those in your charge. But being examples to the flock. First Peter 5 one through three. We are all the partakers in sharing the good news to the ends of the earth. No matter where God has us, we're set in motion on his behalf. Through this letter, the lord states clearly that we are to absolutely exercise oversight were to oversee and watch the footsteps of those were called to lead. We're called to always point them to truth. Lead them away from danger and steward them to a deep relationship with the lord. This letter reminds us that we are to do so with willing, obedient hearts that live by example. And this means we must be walking the walk. We see how important this is to God's heart when we also focus on what he tells us not to do as we shepherd our flock. We're told not to lead out of compulsion not to steward for shameful gain or not to domineer over those he's entrusted to you. We can't miss this. God knows the desires of our flesh and right here, he called it out boldly. So let's pray now. For our calling as shepherds, and for the sheep entrusted to our care. Lord, I pray that my heart would seek to follow you. Father opened my eyes to see the flock, you entrusted to me, thank you for the high calling of being a shepherd. Help me lead those you have put under my care with humility, patience, and mercy. When my fleshly desires begin to take over, I ask that your Holy Spirit would convict me through first Peter 5 one through three. Lord strengthen the hearts of those under my care. I pray that I know you in a real and lasting ways. I pray that they grow in humility, patience, and mercy. Help them to know the love you have for them, now and always. Allow them to see your love. Through me. In.
Joshua Perry and "Yoda" Describe Baden K-9
"With me today are two amazing guys. Josh, from Baden, or Baden, canine. I got that right. And then we'll just call the friend of my left Yoda from the navy seal museum and also the canine project. I wanted this conversation for a while, Josh, I'll start with you. My new dog came from your farm, came from what you guys do, and I've just been so blown away and impressed and our audience knows all about mister Briggs now. And I just want to first just kind of for you to introduce yourself and tell our audience, what are you guys doing bad in? Hey, thanks, Charlie for having us. So my name is Joshua Perry. I come from Ben and canine. It's a Canadian facility that was founded by my family back in the 70s. Early 70s and we breed raising train Dutch uppers, German shepherds and Belgian malinois. Like Briggs, the Dutch shepherds are a unique dog and a good-looking dog. So that's who I am. How long have you been doing it? The company now was founded in 72. I've been doing it for 24 years. That's awesome. And so Yoda, you run the canine project, or you help run it, and also this museum tells about both. Okay, great. So the museum, the museum itself, the mission is to capture preserve and present the history of naval special warfare to the public. And then within that they have a charitable 501c3 organization known as trident host charities. And within trident host charities, they got four pillars on it, but one pillar is the K9 project. And that's an entity that really focuses on marrying up the right dogs with the right veterans who require the veteran who are required the dog and that also translates right into the veterans family. So really it's affecting both just both the veteran and the family itself. And that's it in a
The Top 3 Things That American Christians Should Do Right Now
"Just real quick lightning round. You can just quit top three things, practical things we can do as Christians that are Americans right now. Boy, top three things. First thing is, I mean, take your faith very seriously. I encourage people to make that number one. So I tell people all the time, look, my life's work, what I do is focus on the second most important thing. So before I tell you what that is, let's make sure we all agree on what the most important thing is. The most important thing that we can do is to win souls for Jesus Christ. It's the most important thing that we can do. Now, so what's the second most important thing? To make sure you could do the first thing. Yeah, there you go. Come on. That's my day job. My job every day when I do three hours of radio two podcasts today, traveled 330 days last year, college campuses, churches, organizing people, 200 plus people on staff, is to make sure that number one can keep on happening. To make sure that the church will remain open, that they'll never lock us down again that they will never persecute our faith again. So I just want to make sure we all understand the priorities, right? Well, thank you. Which, and we should always be clear about that, right? That's number one. That's number one. That's number one. You can take off your coat right now. No, it's good. You can go right now. And number two, make sure you could do number one. So I just encourage all of you to read the word every single day. Get into a very serious prayer routine. And if you're struggling with your faith, ask for help. That is what the church is supposed to be. It's supposed to be the infrastructure for people that are struggling and struggling as normal because we are in a Supernatural and a spiritual struggle right now. And understand the equipment, the spiritual equipment that God gives us to be able to win the spiritual battle. I could go deeper into this. In fact, in the next service, we might want to do some of the spiritual warfare stuff, but if you are not experiencing spiritual warfare at all and it's kind of like a weird distant concept to you. I'm going to lovingly tell you, maybe you're not doing something important enough, so Satan doesn't take you seriously. There you go. Which is every person that I encounter that is fighting for the gospel in the kingdom is experiencing some form of spiritual warfare right now. And Satan Satan we know the character of Satan. He's a liar. He's a deceiver. First Peter, it says he prowls the world like a lion looking for those to devour. Okay, that's number one. We have to take our faith seriously. Number two, which is I want to challenge all of you to become really passionate learners and educators of this country. And so it's not just about doing, but it's also about pausing and learning. Learning is a substantial activity that improves your country. When you know more about your history, all of a sudden you will be convicted more to fight. When you are able to answer to a friend where they say, this country is so racist, be like, hey, let's talk about that. Where you shouldn't be caught be caught off guard about someone that says, you know, our country was founded on slavery. Like, really? 9 out of 13 of the colonies had already abolished slavery by the time of the constitution was ratified. The first antislavery convention was held in 1775 chaired by Benjamin Franklin. The first state ever to abolish slavery was Vermont in 1776, inspired by the Declaration of Independence. Thomas Jefferson wrote in the original draft of the Declaration of Independence and monitoring king George for bringing the Senate slavery to the United States. Thomas Jefferson abolished the slave trade as one of his first acts of president in 1807 that this country said time and time again in the private journals and musings of every founding father, including the three architects of the U.S. Constitution, Hamilton, Madison and Jay that is not a matter of when it's how we will abolish slavery. We should all know that stuff, yeah? And so good. And so the third thing is this, which is you take your faith seriously, you're praying, you're fasting. Jesus said the hard things come to those that pray and fast. I'm a big believer in fasting. And so if that's a distant concept to you, I challenge you to look into it and to pray about it. I know that Greg leads you guys really amazingly on that. But I'm a big, big believer in fasting, then of course learning. The third thing is yes, it's going to take action. It is. And that means I know a lot of people here in this audience right now are saying Charles, you got to give me stuff to do. I've done everything that's been asked to me. I watched Tucker Carlson every night. I bought the pillow. I did everything I was supposed to do. Thank you. That's good. Promo code Kirk, by the way, at my pillow dot com. And the Giza dream sheets are spectacular. But all kidding aside, Greg, it's gonna take faith prayer and fasting is number one bucket. The second bucket is learning. We have a partnership with hillsdale college. It's Charlie for hillsdale dot com. Take some of the online courses. No what you have been given. If we have a national Alzheimer's moment, we don't know who we are, where we've come from a memory crisis. Then what are we actually doing here? You have to know what we're anchored to and the third thing, of course, is action. Running for office and supported a good ones that do. Homeschooling kids, shepherding those parents that might be overwhelmed that are homeschooling. Action action action and pushing yourself forward. Those are the three things that I would challenge this church to continue to do.
Duck Dynasty's Missy Robertson on Unconditional Love
"I'm talking to Missy Robertson. One of the, there are thousands of Robertson's out there. And even in Monroe, Louisiana, there's just like dozens of them, but misses the pretty grandmother. Actually, several there are several pretty grandmothers. It's very confusing. You're married to Jace and you have a children's book out. A new one, which is called because you're my family. And you were just talking about at the heart of it is this idea of unconditional love. And so I have tasted your mother in law's cooking and I love it. But it's not unconditional love. It's based on the quality of the taste of the cooking. You're talking about something very different, which is it's a hard balance for parents. Let's be honest. It's a hard balance because I think Bonham for talks about cheap grace. There's cheap love. You see people that's like love, love, love, but they're not, they're not doing the tough love sometimes with their kids. It's just all, I love you, but they're not understanding that love that it's more complicated than just, I love you. So you're not really talking about kind of sloppy love. You're talking about unconditional love, which is, well, again, it's God's idea of love. That's right. I mean, it's the chase you down in the middle of a rainstorm and save your life before you fall into the river, even though you just disobeyed me, kind of love, which is what happens in the book. And you know, you think about the parable of the 100 sheep. Jesus left the 99. The shepherd leaves the 99 to go and chase after that one. That the unconditional love. That one did not follow the rules. He got away somehow because he wasn't following the rules. And so if he would have stayed within the boundaries of what was expected of him, he would not have had to been rescued. And that tells a lot about us. We mess up every day. We stand every day, but Jesus is unconditional love, blows down over and over and over all over us.
Pete Davidson Is Headed to Space
"Have you heard this? The Stanley live cast member who hasn't been on the show in three weeks. Pete Davidson's going to space. He'll take part in the next spaceflight operated by Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos, rocket company, he's taking off march 23rd. That's coming up. It'll be the fourth human flight on Blue Origin's new shepherd rocket. Davidson will be joined by 5 other passengers, mainly business leaders who would otherwise not give a shit about him or care who he is, but will now all ask him what it's like to bang Kim Kardashian.
Pastors Need to Be Talking About the Great Reset
"All of us here is you go back to your church. If you're a pastor, it's not openly talking about the great reset and the implications behind it, then they are not properly shepherding their flock. We did a whole conversation with Jack hibbs last week that has now been seen millions of times in just one week. Podcast and YouTube explaining what is the great reset. Just by background, there is an organization, an international organization called the World Economic Forum. They are outwardly secular, and they have 8 specific goals of what the how they want the world to look like by 2030. Let's just run by Klaus Schwab. You've heard the term globalist. I used it internationalist. The World Economic Forum is run by these group of people of celebrities world leaders, financiers, that do not want a strong America. They do not believe in Christian values, don't believe in Christianity at all. They want to deteriorated border and they want all these sorts of different things. If you look at the World Economic Forum run by Klaus Schwab, it is the tension point and the collision point with everything that we as Christians believe. Let me read some of their stated goals. By the way, Justin Trudeau, a manual Macron, Gavin Newsom, are all graduates of the World Economic Forum young leaders graduate program. Most Christians have no idea this is going on. Most Christians don't even consider this to be the threat that they are international forces that are trying to crush our civilization on our way of life. Number one of the great reset, they say, you will own nothing by 2030 and you will be happy. So let's just focus on that for a second. Not only will you own nothing, but you'll be happy. How totalitarian. They're going to tell us that we're going to enjoy owning nothing. Private property ownership
Sherri Shepherd Is Replacing Wendy Williams
"Sherri shepherd is that set to name set to be named the permanent guest host of the Wendy Williams show, you know, Wendy's been announced in September of 2021. It's looking really bad. There's all sorts of things wrong with Wendy. In addition to graves disease, there's the whole issue of the divorce with the husband who had the baby out of wedlock with the girlfriend, everybody knew about the girl he bought a home for, not too far from the home. He lived with Wendy. A very public, ugly breakup. And divorce then came her mother dying, then came the illnesses, fainting on stage on the Halloween show I believe it was. Then we all know she may have been hit the drugs a little harder than she should. Maybe the weekend stretched into Tuesday and you can't do that if you're on TV every day. She started to unwind, unspool, right in front of her eyes. It's not a happy story for me. I like Wendy. I like the niche she card for herself. She always wanted to do this. She always said she was gonna do it. She is the begged me to get her interview on the E channel when I was there because we used to talk when I had my column in New York, daily news and Wendy was a radio DJ. Very popular back then. I was popular in New York as a writer and I'd sometimes write about her show. So we were on good terms and I but on top of the grades disease, you got all this other personal shit you got, I think, drug issues, drinking issues, and then, you know, I think her mental stability is just really shot right now.
Here, kitty: Bidens welcome cat named Willow to White House
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New York Post: Schumer’s Daughters Work for Amazon, Facebook as He Holds Power Over Antitrust Bill
"New York Post lady a moynahan Schumer's daughter's plural Work for Amazon Facebook As he holds power over antitrust Bill Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer is responsible for shepherding antitrust bills that aim to crack down on big tech And both his children are on the payroll of companies the proposal would seek to rein in On the money has learned in the New York Post Jessica Schumer is a registered lobbyist at Amazon According to New York State records Allison Schumer works at Facebook as a product marketing manager I mean so damn corrupt Advocates of the legislation fear that the tech companies ties to Schumer's children could create a conflict of interest people close to the matter told on the money And they say Schumer's familial connection to the tech companies is just the tip of the iceberg When it comes to the cozy relationship some members of Congress have with these firms When you put together the amount of money speaker Pelosi made off tech with the fact that leader Schumer's two kids work for giant tech companies Democrats are going to have a very hard time explaining of major legislation doesn't move forward this session One progressive operative told the post
Are You Trusting Jesus as Your Savior?
"I should ask you before we come to tomorrow and all our tomorrows to our forever. I should ask you. As we enter this new year, are you trusting him in this way? Do you know Jesus in this way? As a savior, as a shepherd, as a friend. You know, I can not escape my curse. I freely admit it, but as I was sitting pondering this in the middle of the week, I song came to my mind by Scandinavian lady from like the 60s, her name was Evie, and she sang a bunch of songs. I don't know if she where she is now. But one of the songs was, what kind of friend is there on a clear day? And leaves at the foresight of rain. Not this kind of friend. She's singing about Jesus. And then in another of them, she says, are you tired of chasing pretty rainbows? Are you tired of spinning round and round? Wrap up all the shattered dreams of your life. And at the feet of Jesus lay them down.
Christmas Teaches Us That We're All in This Together
"I want to focus on something first that I believe our country in many ways needs to hear at this Christmas season. And it is that all of us matter. And I think when you look at the Christmas story and you look at the story from the scripture, we see the story of them going, David and Mary and they went and it's always been fascinating to me that one of the Christmas play always it features an innkeeper who says no room, no room, you know, I read a story one time where the pastor went up to this young little boy and he was just in tears before the Christmas story. The Christmas play at their church and little boy was just upset and the pastor came to him and he says, you know, what is the problem? Why are you so upset? We're getting ready for the Christmas play and you got a great part. You're gonna be the innkeeper. And the little boy looked up at the pastor and he said, but pastor, he said, I don't want to tell Jesus he doesn't have a roux. And the pastor was a course taken back and he explained that. But imagine that right there. You know, my question to so many, especially for believers in Christmas is is do we have room for Jesus? Do we have room for Christ? The Christ of Christmas do we have room for? But after you have this and it says she rapped him and swaddled in swaddling clothes on from the old King James and placed him in a manger because there was no room for them in the end. But the very next verse hits on something that I want all of us to understand Democrats, Republicans, independence, conservative liberals, everybody else, is there were all in this together and that everybody matters. In our country needs to hear this because the next people that are said that when we switch from the birth of Jesus to the next verse in Luke chapter two verse I said, and there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks by night, and an angel lord appeared to them in the glory of the lord shown around them and they were terrified or sore fright. But the angel said to them, do not be afraid of bringing good news of a great joy that will be for all
'I'm Sick of COVID': Secret Lefty Shepard Smith Rants About the Pandemic
"You know, what I've noticed because you guys know I watched a lot of CNN and MSNBC office that you don't have to. And see it and CNBC as well. Shepherd Smith used to be the anchor over at Fox News. And it became increasingly obvious that he was a lefty. And he left Fox News, presumably of his own will, and started a daily new show at CNBC that nobody watches. But here's what he said about COVID. I've got a confession. I'm sick of COVID. Don't get me wrong. I mean, I'm sad for the sick and dying. Obviously, frontline workers and medical professionals, your heroes. So grateful for your sacrifices for all of us. And I follow all of the rules. Every one of them. But like so many of you, I'm sick of worrying about COVID. I'm sick of hearing about it. I'm sick of reading about it. I'm sick of talking about it and I am definitely sick of reporting on it every single day. It's too much. There's too much confusion and it's too political. Again, this is coming from the left.
Crowds Gather at First Baptist Dallas as Former President Trump Shares Political, Christmas Message
"Over the weekend, president Trump was at the first baptist church. In Dallas, Texas. And the mainstream media, these people are just their godless heathens. I get that. But they completely disrespected president Trump's address to the congregation at first baptist church Dallas. They said he went out there and he gave this campaign speech. He did not. As a matter of fact, we have the entire speech that the president gave on our website. And I thought the president said something that was that was spot on accurate. And I want you to hear that you're not going to hear this anywhere else. Cut number three please. The lord appeared and really it's been a long and beautiful history, but an angel of the lord appeared to humble shepherds and proclaimed the reason for our Christmas joy for unto you is born this day in the city of David a savior, which is Christ the lord. Now, when I was listening to Robert, perhaps unknowingly you used that word savior a lot and our country needs a savior right now and our country has a savior. And that's not me that somebody much higher up than me. Much higher. We just knew what we have to do. But the life and death and resurrection of Jesus Christ forever changed the world. And he's absolutely right. It did change the world. And again, that was a beautiful thing, and for the president to acknowledge that that this country is a country that is really based on judeo Christian values and precepts. And that's what he was, that's what he was saying to the congregation
Woke Mob Wants to Cancel Teddy Roosevelt
"Wow, what a difference 80 years has made. This is December 7th, 2021. It is the 80 year anniversary of Pearl Harbor and of course, Franklin del nor Roosevelt shepherded the nation through that very difficult chapter and I see a headline with the name Roosevelt in it that just seems for me to sum it up just sums up how unfit so many of our leadership really, really is today. The American museum of natural history is a place I have visited many times in my life. One of the joys of living in New York part time is to visit the museums and the restaurants and the theater and the just all the cultural things that New York City has to offer for 80 years. Enormous statue of Theodore Roosevelt has stood on the front steps of the American museum of natural history. Well, the woke crowd decided. They don't like it. It's a glorified, I think they say, I think it's colonialism. And. So they're taking it down. They're going to remove it. But it's not enough to remove the statue, the tribute to Teddy Roosevelt. That started receiving mounting frenzied opposition, particularly after George Floyd's murder, and I'm just trying as the New York Post described it. I'm trying to kind of connect the dots. Let's see. George Floyd dies in Minneapolis, let's take down the statue of Teddy Roosevelt. I mean, honest to goodness, will you make an effort to connect those dots
"shepherd" Discussed on The View
"To speak with you sherry because you are my friend and you have been my guiding light for a long time. Most people don't know that right. But i remember that you reached out to me when i was first getting involved with this show and gave me a lot of advice and We'll get we'll get into that though but How did it feel to get the call that you were an official co host. This is a big show. And barbara's like the original you now say. It is a big shot in in bill. Barbara had come to me a few times. Do have me come on the show. They it started. I was trying to get on the view to promote my sitcom that i was less than perfect and bill would never booked me on the show because he didn't know exit on the couch and have anything to say. Why so they never booked me they booked everybody else for my show but me and my publicist kept calling and it just so happened. That johnny cochran had passed away star. Jones had to go to his funeral so happened to be. This is why you can't give up. It happened to be around the time that i called. So he was like if she can get on a plane and come like now will have on the show. And i was pregnant at the time but i i was on bedridden but i as my doctor i said can i go and she was like well. You know your bed rest. And i said look. Is the baby going come. What in the air and she said no. But you have to be careful. That's all i need it. They wheeled me in a wheelchair up to right before we supposed to come out. And i got out of a wheelchair to sit at the table and i may joy laugh and joy like me so much that she said when i go out of town to do stand up. I want you to have sherry. So i went back and bill called the next day was like can you get back on a plane now. So that's when they really kinda got to see what i do. And then i was there with star and star said star jones. I really like sherry. So when i'm gone call sherry. So that's what. I started doing it. And they came to my dressing room. Lighten a few times after that and they were trying to get me to be irregular on because it was tough going down with star and did it and i said no. My name is ben. I'm not because you know it's hard to make joy laugh and very hard to me. It's very hard to make her laugh. Because she's she's got a wicked sense of humor right. She's very smart. And also this shows about karate right. It's about everybody getting along and if you have now to co-host saying i like her i like her. That's that's important. That's because i'm not surprised. They were like we want you. I was very surprised. I just i was so nervous and i just said just be you and I think what cemented me coming on was rosie o'donnell got into it with elizabeth hasselbeck. Oh vape full day. Oh because they were trying to decide between kathy griffin and me really yet knows yes the permanent co host position was between kathy griffin or sherri shepherd and what happened is the dhabi moving. They gave kathy griffin the friday. And you've me thursday so we each had a day and all of this stuff happened on thursday. That's the split-screen day. That was the split-screen day rosie got into a big fight with elizabeth. And i remember that whole day girl was just tinging it wise. Why what do you. What do you remember about that day. Because i came on a day when i i didn't know what was going on. I didn't know that there was tension between lizzy and rosie laying. You know when your guest when a guest comes on ages know about that day. I zoo though within the hot topics room that there was tension. Just didn't know why. And so everybody latte left. And i was asking the hair makeup girls. They don't say nothing they don't and in in Rebecca and there was like a vault vault. I'll tell you they know all the dead bodies are buried and they don't tell you anything. The best hair make team ever at the views and Right before we went on it. Just was tension with rosie and lizzy. And i remember asking the same glam team i said. Does anybody speak in tongues. We gotta start praying. I'm a pentecostal. And they said no. We don't speak in tongues. I said all these black people here. Nobody speaks some towns. We get out there and start talking about my comedy cd telling everybody to buy it. I'm just like and then all of a sudden it just will send you when lizzie started talking to rosie sad song and i'm like wait a minute this same fun. No more yes yes. They did a split screen. And i remember trying to like. Just make it lighter this one so personal because i believe that rosie just felt like things that had happened. Elizabeth never defended her on. The lisbeth was fed up because she was like you. Defend yourself because you get yourself in hot water so you defend yourself you would not even look me in the face elizabeth and say how's e i can understand how that why don't you take this opportunity like six because you.
Celebrities Pay Tribute to Ed Asner Following News of His Death
"And former president of the Screen Actors Guild, died yesterday at age 91. Ben Stiller wrote sending love to the Great Ed Asner's family and icon because he was such a beautiful, funny and totally honest actor. No one like him Irish year thanked Aznar for a lifetime of great work, and Sean Aston wrote what a life colleague of my dad shepherded my mom into the union presidency. What me at poker fought against wars and lies for the lifetime for our union and Stood up to it. Just the same Michele Pelino Fox News Starting today. The speed limit
"shepherd" Discussed on The Bible in a Year
"Shepherd not wanting to be the shepherd that only cares about themselves but doesn't care for the people of god that she poor lost the sheep who are strengthened so every year as priests we read Saint augustine in especially in the fall. We read from saint augustine and he has this massive reflection for maybe goes on for like a week. We to break up the reading on this on the fall. Shepherds and augustine has these words and he says okay. Priests here in the new covenant. That's that's you in the new covenant. Here you are the pastors of the people here Of course jesus himself. He's the great high priest. He is the good shepherd. But here we've been put in this position and he asks that question like i just feeding yourself you just taking care of yourself or are you actually giving your life so that the sheep can have life. that's the conviction part but then there's also this constellation part in the constellation part is in thirty four verse seven says therefore you shepherds hear the word of the lord as i live. She put become my prey. Jeep come food for all the wild beasts here. This i am requiring much of you but going on he says in verse eleven therefore i myself will search out my sheep and we'll seek them out as a shepherd seeks out his flock when some of his sheep have been scattered abroad. Will i seek out my sheep now. Rescue them from all the places where they have been scattered on a day of clouds and thick darkness. And that's just taking out of context. Here ezekiel he's talking about the people of israel but he's talking about those people who are still left in jerusalem. Those people who will be exiled he talks about people who are in babylon still and not being cared for and yet in our day we recognize that hears god who says i myself will seek out my sheep and we know that jesus christ has fulfilled that he has fulfilled that promise and especially when he reminds us that he.
"shepherd" Discussed on Faith Over Fear
"And i'm kimmie miller and kinney's joining us today to talk about courageous steps into the unknown. She's on the holy love ministry teams. She does a lot of amazing stuff wit behind the scenes with our files. She helps with leadership. She is a huge benefit with strategy. She has a master's degree in christian ministry with a concentration in theology and she is currently pursuing whenever mini gods size dreams which is to organize a free citywide women's ministry event that spread the love and hope only found in jesus thanks to him. She and a group of local christ followers will host arise and event to encourage and inspire other women of faith. Well what do you do when god seems to be leading you into the unknown or maybe even in a direction that makes no sense and seems to be heading away from everything. You wanted everything you've planned in those places of uncertainty. maybe where you feel loss in disappointment discouragement. Can you still trust that. You're good shepherd is good and that therefore everything that he has planned for. You is good. Can you find the courage to trust the courage. And the faith to surrender everything and let christ truly be. Your good shepherd jehovah raw. So kimmy win. Have you most needed jesus to be your shepherd pretty much every day right but i think the reality of knowing jesus is my shepherd has always brought me such great comfort. I love the psalms many of which were written by david. Israel's second king but before he was king he was a shepherd. So i love to imagine david in the field watching over his flock and talking with god as a friend i mean. David fully comprehended the significance of his role with his flock. He loved his sheep and he thought evidence of god's hand at work in his life even in the field in i samuel seventeen thirty seven it says the lord who rescued me from the paul of the lion and the pov. The bear will rescue me from the hand of this philistine. We can see david's full. Trust in god as his protector and his provider. I think sometimes when we encounter transitions in life we might start to feel a little lost and uncertain so understanding that jesus is my shepherd reminds me of some things one. I'm not alone too. I don't have to know where i'm going and three. I have a friend who was my protector and my provider. So i go back to this truth a lot especially now but jennifer. There was a time when i wondered if god really knew where he was leading me. I think when. I really needed jesus to be. My shepherd was when he called me out of vocational ministry. People ask what did that look like. And how did you know for me personally. It felt as if the grace had been lifted. I often simplify grace as the supernatural ability to do the unnatural some ministry just became very heavy and my quiet time with the lord through a lot of tears. I just felt him whispering to my heart. It's time so. I put in my resignation and at a time when the ministry was growing and flourishing and most were shocked i was not and those closest to me weren't shocked either but when you don't have a definitive plan or real reason other than i believe the lord is just telling me it's time it's really easy for doubt and fear to creep in you know it's like that old live from the garden. Did god really say. And that's heavy too right. Because then i started to doubt. Did i hear from god. Am i going the right way. What's go- is god. Are you leading me in the right direction. Did i not hear you. Because i think sometimes when we follow jesus we think that short. It's going to be hard but then it will get easy but sometimes it doesn't get easy and sometimes it just keeps getting harder and harder and in those moments that's when it's easiest to replay the enemies lie over and over again and the one that i heard was jesus doesn't know what he's doing and he's most likely left you alone and that's where i was and it was. It was a really hard season. I remember you know soon. After i had given my resignation pulling into the parking lot on one of my last days working at the church and crying in my car and i was literally screaming out loud to jesus. You did this and it hurts. And i hate it and i don't even know where you're leading me and just breaking down in that moment. I didn't have a plan. I didn't have another job. Luckily my husband. And i were in a position that we could still live comfortably off one income and with his incredible support he encouraged me to just take some time and do nothing so i did. And i didn't talk to jesus a whole lot in those first few months. I heard my friends. They win time. She said yeah. I didn't want to talk to jesus. I knew he was sitting on my couch next to me. But i just looked at him and said you can sit there. But i'm not talking to you. And that's kind of how i felt too. I knew jesus was there. But i was so hurt and i felt so vulnerable. Wanted to avoid that feeling of being hurt again and the enemy was doing his best and convincing me that god was the one who led me to getting hurt so deeply and that was incredibly difficult and at that time i started to question is my shepherd am i alone. Are you coming after the one. Jesus because i don't feel like it. But i also knew deep deep in my soul that jesus was there and the wonderful thing about my jesus is that he'd never leaves us and he's incredibly patient and incredibly kind and and caring and after some time. I found myself longing to talk with him again. Now that didn't mean that. I ran right back to church or i was jumping into a bible study but i did start talking to him in the car through prayer writing pages and pages of journal entries. And as i did that. I started to see some things in myself that we're preventing me from seeing. Jesus as he is. I saw a lot of pride. I saw a lot of judgment. I saw a lot of trying to do things in my own strength. And what i began to see more and more clearly was that jesus actually knew exactly what he was doing. He knew exactly where he was leading me. He was drawing to himself. He was calling me closer. I thought he was leading me.
"shepherd" Discussed on The Angry Christian Podcast
"I hope that's encouraging. I hope that's not like you know Too harsh. I don't mean it to be i just i want us to start as a church looking at the right thing in the right thing for us to cast. Our is up to is always. Jesus it's always christ and the best shepherds among us will always agree with that. They'll never say well look to me. And then i'll go to him. They'll say no. You need to look to him. You need to look to my job. My goal is to is to care for you and to keep you looking to him. And that doesn't always mean i'm talking at. You're talking talking in teaching some great biblical truth. Sometimes it's just walking with you through through the hardest times. So if you don't have a pastor like really have pastor. I would encourage you to to to get before god because god wants you to have one he wants you to have a shepherd and if you do thank thank that man like thank him for what he does for you because we don't even realize how much goes into that for these guys. It's a lot more than than it seems. There's there's a lot of late night phone calls. There's a lot of you know near near crisis situations that they're dealing with so i hope you'll you'll you'll think your pastor the next time you see him. That's what i have tonight guys. So thank you for tuning in. If you get anything out of this podcast please like it. Share it Subscribe on youtube on our facebook I'm sorry on our podcast. Apps click the subscribe button like it. Share it with your friends. We love you guys. Were so thankful that we have the opportunity to do. This and i know kansas is excited to be back next week and hopefully she brings some really great content. I'd love her to just do an episode or she just takes over and just leads the.
"shepherd" Discussed on The Angry Christian Podcast
"Jesus this is the peter the that came from all that right like this is the product. This is the product. What we read here is the product of all. Those mistakes guys are shepherds. They're not flawless. they're they're not. I know that there's churches the claim that but they're not. They're not infallible. They're gonna make mistakes. Peter made mistakes even after the spirit fell right like even after the amazing example power in the holy spirit. We see in the book in the first couple of chapters of acts. Paul would later say that. He had to confront peter because because he was eating with gentiles and everything was fine and then some some jews came and he pulled himself back in any kind of with any any withdrew from them and so paul called him out under the holy. Spirit like peter. This great mighty pasture the same man who said love love love. Liquidity says in chapter four. Listen to this guys like this. This is a man of love like show hospitality. One another without grumbling Above all keep loving one another. This is a first peter. Four keep loving one another earnestly since love covers a multitude of sin like this guy this guy he fell like he had this moment where he just. Hey man here come the jewish guys annita back way from you because you know. They're not real comfortable with with the whole gentile jewish mingling thing yet. Paul called him outlook. Our pastors are not infallible. But they're they're like there is a shepherd out there who will care for you have to sometimes like we just have to re imagine what that can look like. It may not be a guy with the podium. It may not be the guy with the microphone may not be a guy with like all the biblical knowledge in the world. It may not be may not be a guy with the md or a doctor in front of his name. Some fancy that may not be your pastor..
"shepherd" Discussed on The Angry Christian Podcast
"You and walk with you and and just be there to gorge you against deception and enemies and And it may not be the guy that talks to you every sunday and it's not this isn't like an big churches are bad no because matter of fact like our churches planted out of a really big church that just is full of pastors. Who care for people who are calling and checking on people regularly like hey. How're you doing so when the church closes if we if we have shepherds when the church closes people aren't left alone because a shepherd doesn't need a hoping to do his job a shepherd will do what god's called him to do without a microphone without pulpit without a video camera. He's just going to go and he's gonna he's gonna care for people he's gonna have a heart for people like i promise you. That's what a shepherd does. Jesus didn't need a pulpit. Jesus did it needs some big crowd as a matter of fact Whenever we look at like john. John six jesus did what no no pastor would ever do. He said things that caused the majority of his followers to walk away. Because it was real because it was because it was just this is this is the truth. If you don't like it you know. I'm sorry when people walked away. God cares for people and god has brought us shepherd that care for people. The problem is is the way we've we've we have a tendency to structure our church. Is we say you're not really you know. You can't be my pastor because you don't have a micro because you don't have a title because you don't have a position because you don't have this guys. That's our fault like i hope we can all just acknowledge like that's our fault so we can be mad at the church and we can be mad at the pastors and we but we've got a bear some of that ourselves because we've taken the this idea of a shepherd and we've.
"shepherd" Discussed on National Prayer Chapel, Pilgrim's Progress
"Secondly the staff will be there to rescue you to pull you out of harm's way and then listen to this. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. I don't know about you. But i have some enemies. My enemies are my old habits. My enemies are my temptations and my sins those things that i slid so easily into in the past that still want to rise up and grab a hold of me and say i own you you belong to me those condemnations that rise up in my heart and say i'm not good enough. I'm a sinner. I'm unclean i'm fault. i'm a phony. I'm not for real those enemies that stand up in taunt me and remind me of my past sins. You prepare a table for me in the presence of my enemies so the picture is in the presence of all these sins. They're shoved back by the power of god they don't get to come to the table and eat but the lord spreads a table for me and says come and sit down at the table and i'm going to feed you. Some of you hurt yourself by going back in feasting on the enemies and you begin to believe the lies of the past and you begin to believe i did it. I don't deserve god's mercy had might as well go and eat worms. Might as well give up. I was excited during the praise and worship my wife my hand and squeezed real tight. She said no matter what. We're not going back. I said you're right. We're not going back. we're going back to condemnation. Were not going back to the sins of the past. We're not going back to the old habits. We're not going back to being our own shepherds. We're not going back to following our own ways. We are going to follow. Jesus and wherever he leads us. He's going to prepare a table for us in the presence of our enemies anoint. My head with oil. My cup overflows. That's the cup of joy. Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life and i will dwell in the house of the lord forever. So is there a warren path from your house to god's house whereas there a war warren path from your house to satan's house. Thank you so much for joining us. Today you've been listening to pilgrim's progress brought to you by the national prayer chapel in woodbridge virginia. Write to us at the national prayer chapel post office box. Twenty three forty-six woodbridge virginia. Two two one nine five or visit us online at national prayer chapel dot com. God bless you. We love you..
"shepherd" Discussed on National Prayer Chapel, Pilgrim's Progress
"Can't stand that he wants. He wants a mcdonald's church. He wants to drive through and pick up his happy meal. He doesn't want he doesn't want to follow. Jesus he doesn't wanna take the time and energy. It takes to be disciplined to be taught way of holiness to patiently be dealt with and believe me. He doesn't want to shepherd to break his leg and hanging around his neck. That's what the shepherd would do with a lamp that would always be running off by itself break. Its lake splint it and hang around the shepherds neck. Now he's going to go with the shepherd he's going to become accustomed to the smell of the shepherds garments. He's going to become accustomed to the voice of the shepherd. He's going to become accustomed to the caressing of the shepherd and when finally his leg is healed. And he's put down. He will press the closest to the shepherds lake but knowing that and wanting that are two very different things. So again i ask you tonight. Have you been following a thief or robber. Have you been following the shepherd. Jesus christ and i have been forced this week to stop constantly to stop and ask the question. Is that where jesus is going now. If i'm uncertain then i'm not going there. I go into my prayer closet. What does jesus want me to read. What does jesus want me to pray. When i go to the kitchen. What does jesus want me to eat. How does he want me to walk. When i go to the radio broadcast. What does he want me to speak. I tell you all this week. The holy spirit has just been pouring through this radio broadcast and chan. And i have been just waiting in the mornings before the lord and we've been saying lord. What do you want us to say today. And as we've gone into that studio the lord has quickened it. He's quickened it and then he's opened it up beyond even what we had thought or planned. We've we've sensed his presence. He's been their god is no respecter. Her persons he'll go with you to and as you go to your place of employment. Have you followed. Jesus that place of employment. I are you where jesus sent you if not confession and repentance is required now you now that you're there do you trust jesus to pick you up and show you how to deal with that and and how to move to the next place. Do you believe that. Jesus is the one who gives you the ability to gain wealth. Do you believe that you are your own skill and your own cunning. Believe you gain it by walking in obedience to jesus christ never seen a sheep with side pockets have you. Can you imagine a sheep walking down to the field side pockets full of gold shape. Why do you have all that gold in case the shepherd fails me hard times. No absolute trust in the shepherd so the shepherd says now. I want you to lay this aside for this purpose. Then its latest side for that. I'm not doing it out of my flesh. i'm not doing it out of my wisdom. I'm doing it out of the command of jesus because he wants that place there and when the time comes he'll tell me. Now take that off the shelf and go do with it. What i've told you to do with it but now let me ask you a question. This is laid on the shelf at the direction of jesus for his purpose. And i run into a tight time over here now. Do i go dip into that. No he's not giving meal hoard over here to cover my slack time. The lord is giving this church a fund. We've asked the lord for one hundred thousand dollars to do. Fm radio will. Now tell me if we're short at the end of the month to pay next month's radio bill on. Am do we go over and take some money out of the fm side over here to the no. We don't the lord. Because jesus said lay that aside for fm so now for my daily bread. I don't trust what's laid aside for. Fm i trust what jesus wants to do. So if while we have money in the fm fund the am fund dries up. We simply go off. The air on the am side. Does that make sense to you. Do you follow me. So the lord asks you to lay aside and amount of money over here to be for a very special purpose and now you have a tight time your car breaks down and you say how am i gonna make it through. Well i'm gonna go grab out of this. No you're not. Did jesus tell you to lay this aside for a very specific purpose. Then leave it alone and trust in what jesus will do. See the question is do i trust in the money or do i trust in. Jesus do i trust in his hand. Day-by-day to supply my need in my want. Do i trust jesus or don't i. Is he faithful or isn't he. If i can't trust jesus in these little things how can. I trust jesus with my terminal life. I can't day by day. I build my trust in jesus by looking to him and allowing him to be my provision he brings the job he brings the opportunity. He brings circumstances into my life. Whatever it is that is needful. Do i trust jesus to bring that to me. You.
"shepherd" Discussed on National Prayer Chapel, Pilgrim's Progress
"After incident like this by the thousands. His prayer journals have request after request. Answer after answer after answer. Now we don't pray very much because we haven't seen very many answers and it seems like a practice of yoga in fact the popular preaching today about prayer is that prayer doesn't change god. It just changes you. Well i tell you what if purchased changes me. I'd never pray again. I'm not interested in yoga exercise. I'm interested in getting on my face before. God and praying his heart and having that prayer answered specifically and concretely and you can determine the measure of a man or woman standing with god by whether or not their prayers change the physical realm. There are things you'll never receive from god. If you don't pray things he's willing to give blessings he's willing to pour out. He will never pour out if you do. not pray. prayer. Is that cooperative venture between your heart and the heart of god and when you to come into union together and you become his sheep and he is your shepherd and you're willing to go where he calls you. You're willing to do what he asks you to do. Then all of heaven's door is open to you and as you ask. Jesus said anything you ask the father it will be given to you. Your prayers will be answered. So there's a very simple test to determine whether or not you are following. Jesus as a shepherd that is present cert- do you have a history of continually daily answered prayers if not i would urge you to reconsider who you're following and if you're following yourself then you're responsible for answering your own. Prayers for many years is a pastor. I basically answered my own prayers. I would go to the board of the church. And i would outline the program and i would say now. Let's pray about it. And then off. I'd go to fulfil my prayer with the belief that god helps those who help themselves. And so that task would be accomplished in that mission would be accomplished. Say look what god has done. God wasn't in it. It could have been accomplished by any good humanist to like into the point where i said i'm not gonna cover forgotten anymore. I'm not gonna pretend anymore is a god has to step in and answer the prayer or it's not going to get done because i'm not going to pretend for him now. That was a rebellious attitude. But i tell you is. I adopted that attitude. And as i walked out i suddenly began to see my prayers being answered in the concrete realm in the physical realm. Now i recognize that when a shepherd begins to lead his sheep. They're leaving from a night of being very dry and they have a mindset for only one thing they want a drink of water and so you're going to hear the sheep bleeding. You're going to hear the noisy bleeding of sheep as they are making their way and it's going to take them some time to get to the water. You understand what i'm saying as you begin to pray because the need is desperate and urgent you bleat one time and you say we'll i guess god isn't an answer my prayer. I'm not going to be a part of this deal. I'll go be my own shepherd. Thank you very much. I know where. I can get my own water. I don't need you to get me. Water god i can get my own water and off. I go to get my own water. So i get my drink and of course the shepherd is gone and i said never mind. I'll catch him again tonight. But what am i going to do with the wolves all day. What am i going to do with the poison plants growing that i love to eat so many of you today have been dining on poison. Poison thoughts poisoned attitudes poison things in the culture poison radio poison to your heart to your system because as you were coming out of the sheep pin you wanted to follow jesus but you were thirsty. And he wasn't getting you to the water fast enough according to your way of thinking. So you said. I'll get my own part of what i've learned in this following. Jesus as a shepherd is that. I have to wait on him to take me where he wants to take me to satisfy my thirst. I've to follow ian as a pastor. It'd be very specific with you. It would not be hard to pack this house. We could fill this place very quickly. Some name people's that we know would come and preach for us. Do some marketing deals. You know jazz it up a little bit. Get the right music people. His place would be packed out. People would come and they enjoy the show and then we'd have a chance to influence them. Well i could do that. But then i'd be a thief in robber then i'd be coming in some way other than jesus now. I recognize our culture. What i'm describing is not well. Thought of everything has to be hype and fast. Everything has to be promotion and marketing. Everything has to be fast paced. Nobody has long tension attention spans. Everything has to be preached in ten or fifteen twenty minutes. Max i mean. Don't talk to me about an hour service. I'm not gonna put up with that one dear young man this last week. I said how was church on sunday. He said i'm never going back. I said why are you going back. He said the preacher went on and on.
"shepherd" Discussed on National Prayer Chapel, Pilgrim's Progress
"Good shepherd. Pray mighty god. I share the word you've placed on my heart as i share your word. Would you 'cause it to accomplish. Its purpose in the heart of each precious person in this place. Lord encourage our hearts tonight and lift us up. i pray in your holy name amen. I was just a youngster. When i came home and announced to my mother and father that i wanted to be a pastor. I don't remember how old i was. Maybe three or four years of age and they said good regmunt. Now that means you're going to have to be a good boy. I took that in. Then i told my pastor. I want to be a pastor and he said to me than raymond. You're going to have to plan to go to college. And as i matured finishing grade school. I wanted to know what's college because no one in my family had gone to college. What's college i was told. And then they gave me the bad news. If i wanted to be a pastor. I had to go to graduate school then. They gave me a really bad news. If i wanted to be a pastor. I've gotta take greek and hebrew. I took all of these things in my soul and said this is what i have to do and there was never any variance in my plan. I went straight through. College won a scholarship to graduate. School finished graduate. School became a pastor. And now i wanted to know. How do i be a successful pastor. Well if you want to be a successful pastor you have to have counselling skills off. I went to gain counseling skills and how to be a pastoral psychotherapist and then. They told me that. If i wanted to be a successful pastor i had to build up the church i had to make the church grow. Well how do you make the church grow. So i went to all the church growth seminars and i began to follow their marketing strategies. I discovered you had to find a need and fill it find a hurt and heal it. I learned all these wonderful slogans in all of this was for me to be a pastor. This is what i had to do now. Never once in all of those years did anyone even in seminary suggests that. If i wanted to be a pastor i should follow jesus that was not on the agenda. Never once was. That suggested to me. That if i wanted to be a pastor i should read the scriptures rather i was told i should read the church fathers. I was told that. I should read the philosophers of the day. I should read kamungu and all the french philosopher. I should know how to deal with the worldly. Man i should know. His arguments never once was it suggested to me that i should go into my prayer closet in pray that was not part of the agenda. The only prayer i can remember in seminary was perfunctory prayers of the professors before they gave their area lectures never once. Can i remember a professor pulling together. A group of men and saying let's just seek the lord many times as a pastor. I would go to conferences. And they're above. The sage would be these awesome words no longer doing business as usual and the conference would bodies bucks and bricks. They would say let's find revival because when we find revival we'll find success in ministry. I found so many paths so many suggestions on how to be successful so many seminars. So many workshops so many conferences so many books so many tapes series so many magazines so many radio broadcasts so many television shows find jesus. I read the scriptures in john the tenth chapter verse. One i tell you the truth. The man who does not enter the sheep pin by the gate but climbs in by some other way is a thief and a robber and my heart was convicted. I said i then must be a thief and rubber. Because i've been trying to enter in to the sheep fold where god's people are by means of human endeavor. I've been trying to become educated enough i've been. I've been working hard on becoming skilled enough to have enough empathy enough understanding. I've been trying to be the coach. I've been trying to be the ceo. I've been trying to be the cheerleader. Keep everybody happy if somebody gets mad. Go immediately after the service in visit them and draw them close and do everything you can to make sure that they're happy because you can't influence them if they leave never mind that their ties goes with them and your budget will hurt well. According to this word if i try to climb into the sheep pen in some other way than the gate. I'm a thief. Jesus says he's the gate. So if i tried to enter into ministry through my head knowledge. I'm a thief. If i try to enter into a ministry.
"shepherd" Discussed on Active Church Podcast
"Breaks my neck outstanding there. As like i'm the one. I'm going to do like and i. I know just how the corner of my eye i saw. Oj some say oj. Now here's something you need to know about me. If you're trying to intrude in my house in the middle of the night. I might be small but i'm very strategic and my entire life. I've always had friends that. Were much bigger and much stronger than me hence why i have. Oj's my friend oj was the biggest guy at school. Nobody messed with oj oj. Had my back and there in that crowd. everyone's off. I yelled oh and just like jesus. Oj came to my rescue. Oscar never talked to lacey again. 'cause someone give god praise for oj la- dahbi you today. The fact is you have an enemy. Let me tell you if your enemy has you cornered. has you cornered in the hallway. And he's piping open he's speaking loud and you. You don't have to fear because you have a good shepherd who protects his sheep so much so that he will lay down his life for his sheep when the enemy comes in like a flood. Scripture says god raise up a standard another translation says that when the enemy comes in god will chase him away. That's our good shepherd in my last point someone can come and get on the keys are good shepherd is in pursuit of you. He is pursuing you and our last verse shirley your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life and that would follow if you look at the original meaning of it it actually is interpret to pursue another translation of that word is to actually chase down and the image that we get from this versus that are good shepherd like he's not just in pursuit of you but he is actually chasing after you like our good shepherd loves us so much that he's like literally running after you. That's that's a good thing. There's a parable in the book of luke and it tells a story about one hundred sheep and those hundred one one gets away. And we're we're all like see we've learned from pastor adams were were dumb sheep to we are and even though we have a good shepherd that guides us in directs us like we still have a tendency to wonder. Don't we we still have a tendency to to stray away and wonder off and this story shows us that are good shepherd he will leave the ninety nine and go after the one.
"shepherd" Discussed on Active Church Podcast
"In the valley. Don't build your home in the valley walk through the valley. Keep moving through the valley. If you're going through hell don't stop moving. Keep moving forward. You're going to come through the valley. It's a promise from god josh. I'm in my darkest moment of my life. I don't know what to do. I would say keep moving. You can't run. You can't walk crawl. If you're going through the valley keep keep moving and we serve good shepherd that is with us he is with me and the liberal david says next he says i prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. Prepare table before me in the presence of my enemies and this is the other thing that i know about a shepherd so we serve a good shepherd that protects his sheet. He is with you and he will protect you in the scripture. It's crazy to me. Because anytime that i had an enemy in my life like i run away from it like i try to avoid it and the scripture like it's completely the opposite it's like you have an enemy. Oh good like set out a table. Those prepare bring out the fine china breath out the finest wine and have a see where in the presence of your enemies. Have you ever watched those cobra. Tamers on the internet like you can get on youtube and click it in cobra. Snakes peek their head up and like they're moving around on those co- tamers are like right in the face of the cobras. I hate snakes. I've never seen a cobra. But i think i hate cobra. Snakes the most like snakes are no joke and i used to think the guys ever doing that shaming cobras. I used to think that they were on drugs. What's wrong with these guys. Until i found out that they actually superglue the snake's mouth shut and there was nothing the snakes can do like all the power catch this. All the power had been taken away from the snake and they can do whatever they want. And i tell you. That's a beautiful image of what our god has done to our enemy. Our good shepherd is a protector and he may have an enemy. But i want you to know that. God has overcome him and he has overcome hell and the grave and no weapon that's formed against you will prosper and even though you may have an enemy. His mouth has been superglued. Shut like all the power has been taken away from it and you can walk through your valley in victory with your head held high. Not only that but you can sit at the table in the presence of your enemy because you have a.
"shepherd" Discussed on Active Church Podcast
"That. That next night when i went to sleep. These are a lot different than the night before. Like i was aware that there was possibly a thief. That at any moment could try to break into my house like before we went to sleep like i was double checking the windows like i was. I went outside and check the screens. Make sure they were on. Like i went to the door checked all the doors. I was like checking the house to make sure that nobody could get into my house. I think sometimes in life we get so comfortable that we forget that there's a thief out there. Can we get so relaxed in our christian. Walk with god that that we forget that there's even an enemy that's out to take you out and let me tell you if there ever is an intruder in my house again. The guy i'm prepared like guy got my gun ready now. I got my ninja star. He knows about ninjas star. Don't mess with me. I will throw a ninja star at you. that we're not prepared and aware that there's an enemy and then there's some hair today you like josh. You're talking to the wrong crowd. We are in a pandemic. I'm clearly aware that we are under attack clearly. Aware that there's an enemy out there but let's go beyond just an external attack. How about a spiritual attack like if we were real talk today there are some that are under attack. Your family's under attack finances are under attack. Your health is under attack. You're under attack by an enemy. I think what's interesting when you read the scripture. The bible says that when the wolf comes in to attack the sheep that has purpose to scatter the sheep because he knows that there's power in numbers when we're together it's hard to bring an attack but when you can he can isolate you. That's when the enemy will attack anytime before you're attacked you watch. They need me. We'll try to isolate you. And that's the biggest concern about the pandemic that we're in is that so many of us have been in isolation and away from each other here in active. You hear us talk all the time that life is better in groups. There's power in numbers and when the enemy can isolate you. That's when he can come in for an attack. There's an enemy out there in the scripture talks to us about it and i want to go to psalm. Twenty three our theme verse for today. And i want to start where pastor adams left off last week. Verse four liquid. Quick david says he says. Even though i walk through the darkest valley. I'll fear no evil. Why for you are with me. Your rod protects me and your staff. It comforts me this. This is what i know about the good shepherd that he is with me. The good shepherd is with you in the bad and in the good if you're close and if you stray away we serve a good shepherd that is present and he is with you in the scripture says you may go through the valley even though i walk through the valley of the of death it says i don't have to fear. Listen if you're in the valley today if you're in that dark place if you're under attack don't stop in the valley. Don't rest in the valley. Don't hang out in the valley dough.
"shepherd" Discussed on Active Church Podcast
"We're just running this thing like we could do what we want like. We're paying for a cleaner to come here. Like i don't care if the couches dirty. I don't care if bobby bubba has sticky hands all over the wall. We're just renting this thing. There is a big difference between we're hinting and owning. Jesus he says hey. You need to get this. I'm the good shepherd. I'm not renting the sheep. I'm not just a hired hand. That comes to just feed the sheep in the evenings. I own these sheep their mind. I know their names. I know they're hurts. I love him so much that that i'll lay my life down for them like these sheep they can trust me created them with the plan and a purpose and a destiny. He's not a hired hand and he points that out in the scripture but our shepherd the bible says he's there he created us he loves us and guess what it says that he will never leave us like when the enemy comes in like he doesn't run off like a hired hand like he is. There are good shepherd would ever leave us. Never forsake us a knowing that we have a good shepherd and jesus christ like it should give us confidence. It should give us hope like whatever you're facing to get today. You should have hope knowing that you have a good shepherd that's four you like. He's fighting on your behalf but the passage of scripture that we read. It just doesn't talk about a good shepherd talks about a wolf and it says that when the wolf comes to attack the flock that the good shepherd will step it. It's important it's important to know that god is our good shepherd but we can't forget that the bible points out to us that there's also a wolf but there's also an enemy like there there's a thief and the bible says that the thief it's.
"shepherd" Discussed on National Prayer Chapel, Pilgrim's Progress
"But I know who my shepherd is. I know Jesus is my shepherd it means. I have to humble my heart before him. He says the Lord is my shepherd I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. Well understand sheep will not lie down. If he's terrified she will not lie down if he's hungry. A sheep will not lie down if he's thirsty. A sheep needs the master close by to assure him that he has enough. And if the shepherd makes sheep down in green pastures you know that they have had their fill. They'll begin early in the morning feeding once more. A sheep can go a long time not drinking from regular water. But simply the dude. That's on the leaves of the grass in the early morning but it says he leads me beside quiet waters. She will not drink from running water. He's afraid of it and so the shepherd has to make a place where there's still pond of water use rocks damn part of it. They need quite water and then it says he restores my soul literally in the Hebrew it is. He returns my soul to its rightful place. Well where is my rightful place? My rightful place is bowing before. Jesus and acknowledged thing acknowledging that. He is my shepherd. Tough guys won't acknowledge Jesus as the shepherd and some of you. Today are the tough guy. You're so full of yourself. You're so full of your own ideas in your own judgments you're so full of your own anger in your bitterness. In your own loneliness you need to pray this psalm. And Say Almighty God return my heart to its rightful place or acknowledge. Jesus as my shepherd he guides me in paths of righteousness that he guides me in orbits or circuits of righteousness. He leads me into a place where I will humbly bow my head. I can tell you right now that this judgment of Corona virus. It is what God is doing in the world. It is what God is doing to try to turn the hearts of men and women back into its rightful place of humility and waiting upon the Lord God of Heaven. He must guide us into pass of innocence the Word Righteousness Literally Means Innocence. He guides me into passive innocence. Because I've not been innocent. Been full of self. I've been full of my own desires. I've been full of my ambitions. I've been full of anger. I've been full of lust. I've been full of all kinds of things we're human all of us have faced this but now our shepherd comes. He comes to return us to our rightful place of humility and obedience to the Lord. Jesus I've been saying some very hard things in the last weeks calling you to repent before the Lord warning you that we're getting very close to the time. When the mark of the beast will come and the two witnesses will arise in America Satan and the world global government. People have their plan for what they're going to do with the world. I can tell you their plans will be thwarted by the mighty God of Heaven and the Lord is going to have a flock he said in the Tenth Chapter Verse Fourteen of The Gospel of John that he was the Good Shepherd. Satan is not going to win. I've read revelation from beginning to end and I can't explain to you everything that revelation teaches but I can explain one thing to you in the end. Jesus wins in the end. Jesus wins right now. It's a hard time. I rejoice in this hard time because I know Jesus is restoring America to its rightful place. And I am pleading Almighty God. Will you send revival to America? He can turn everything around. But we're going to have to confess the wickedness of our nation in murdering babies. We're going to have to confess. Our wicked ambitions are lack of concern for Jesus are turning our back on him. We're going to have to confess our bitterness and our anger we're going to have to get clean before God and we'll do that. He will turn this plague away if we don't do that. The coming famine will devour us and many will die. He.
"shepherd" Discussed on Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama
"That's the number of fulfillment that's the number of wholeness. That's that's the number of perfection. So how many shepherds the count there on the screen. One two three four five six. It's in that context weigh a heavily not just upon the mind of Jesus. But upon the mind of the Pharisees to him Jesus is speaking that he says the next words in verse of that and look at John Chapter Ten in verse eleven. He says I am the Good Shepherd I am. The Good Shepherd you pharisees. I know that you know six shepherds. I'm telling you that I am here. I am the ultimate the final. The chief shepherd the greatest latest shepherd the shepherd of all shepherds here to lead his people. I'm here I'm the fullness of all all that you know about being a shepherd and God being a shepherd to his people but chapter ten verse eleven is directly connected to the previous verse. I before Jesus says I am the Good Shepherd. We can't divorce that frahm burst in. He says the thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy so I came that they may have life and have it abundantly I and the Good Shepherd I am the Good Shepherd so so Jesus is saying something about where to find a life. He's saying something about how he helps us final life and he's telling us something about him being the shepherd that is the good one the good good one I am the ultimate shepherd I on the Good Shepherd and so the Good Shepherd he tells us lays down his life for the sheep. That's twenty goes on to say in verse eleven. The Good Shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. Now another dynamic of shepherding saying that. We're not familiar with because we don't shepherd in here animals that is But we actually a shepherd actually would have to go out at at the end of the day and they have to count the sheep not so that they could go to sleep right. Because I've got the wrong mattress retailer or whatever like seaweed but they would go out and count the sheep because is when a sheep you. That's a female. She is pregnant when they start going into labor. Guess what they'll do they'll just pop down right right right were there. They will move now. In some cases the reason the shepherds have to be diligent in some cases even when the sheep are left to graze and wide open pastures. That are fenced-in then they can't wander too far. If there any hillsides then we all know that with animals. Gravity AIDS along the process of birth and so If a sheep on a hillside and went into labor she would pop down and if she bought down with her head pointed down towards where gravity would not allow. Allow that baby sheep lamb to come out. Then what you have is you would have not just one dead sheep but to dead sheep because Ah instinctually while they know the voice of their shepherd. That's really all they know. Besides they're prone to wander and so when the when the sheep would be around at the end of the day when the shepherds come around the sheep in modern times the shepherds would have to go and count all the pregnant us. Yes and if there was one missing the entire family of the shepherding family will go out and look for that you and they don't pick her up they don't throw it on the back of the truck and say we'd come give birth closer to the house and some cases and this this is why shepherding happening must be really dirty profession and some cases they will go and they'll just kinda take one of these little pop up tents right and wherever they are they will erect that ten and and they will kind of snuggle with the you to make sure that she keeps warm until she gives birth because until she gets she's not getting up and so this idea of being a shepherd is obviously going to entail some degree of diligence and then beyond that endurance and self-sacrifice when we think about the shepherds having to lay down the height of the sheep. We don't just need to think of David it facing a lion and a bear. We need to think about the Modern Day shepherd out there you know cuddling with his youth. Who's about to give birth right? Because that's his job. He loves the sheep. He tends to be sheep. He cares to the sheep he he he doesn't want another her situation where he finds Shrek. The sheep dead in a cave somewhere with sixty pounds of war on him right. He wants he wants the sheep to live. and Jesus says that's how you can tell a shepherd from thief or a robber or a hired hand is because they won't sacrifice sacrifice themselves for the sheep that the Good Shepherd he lays down his life for the sheep verse twelve even he says it explicitly a hired hand or not a shepherd who does not own the sheep's wool coming leaves them. Leaves the sheep up and flees in the wolf. Snatches them and scatters them he flees because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep. And I think that's as close as you're going to get in these words. As Jesus. Throwing an indictment at the Pharisees based on what had happened in John Chapter Nine. Jesus looking at the various. You don't care about these people pull all you care about protecting your own authority. All you care about is protecting the structure of power that you exist in it keeps you respected and esteemed and in a place where people need you. That's how you can tell the truth shepherd from a thief robber or wolf breath. It's also how you can tell a preacher of the Gospel from somebody on TV. WHO's trying to fleece you because all they want you want you to do is send send me your money? y'All Kenneth Copeland's sent my grandma. My Dad's here this morning. It'd probably still sent him my grandmother stuff from and she passed away in one thousand. Nine Hundred Ninety nineteen ninety-five that didn't he didn't take his his ministry didn't care if she was dead. All we want that check and I would say probably ninety percent of the preachers that are on TV. That are in. You know you know. These set TV sets things like that. They're not they're not good shepherd's they're not get pastors and they're definitely not preaching preaching the Gospel and so do you want to find live sheep. Don't follow the voice of the shepherds don't even even though it's convenient. Don't follow the voice of those shepherds because the good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. The Good Shepherd leads the sheep to life even at the sacrifice of his own. And this is why Jesus has been sin in fact skipped down to seventeen. Jesus picks this back up. He says for this reason the father loves me because I take down on my la down amount life. That I may take it up again. No one takes it from me but I lay it down of my own accord you see. Jesus was not compelled by force by by the father to come and lay down his life. Jesus willingly came and took on flesh for you and for me to die in our place to be our substitute to provide the atoning sacrifice of blood that was required because the wages of your sin the wages of my sin is death and without the shedding of blood. There is no forgiveness of sin. And so what Jesus is saying in verse seventeen is that I came of my own free will to come and and lay my life down so that you church can find life. Nobody compelled me to do it. And in fact that's the reason that the father loves me. The way that he does is is because he sees this in me. In fact Philippians chapter two takes an even further. It says that that God loved the sacrifice of of his own son so much that one day every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Crisis Award to the glory of God the father because he emptied himself taking the form of a servant being made in the likeness of men he became a servant to us so that we could find life. Nobody else on this earth is doing that for you. The most significant relationships in your life are still tainted by sin but not this one because our good shepherd loves us with an undying love the opposite of love is not hate self-centeredness. Jesus's are a MA life down. No one takes it for me. I do it on my own accord. I have authority to lay it down and I have authority to take it up again. This charge I've received from my a father rum chapter five verse. Eight says that God showed his own love for you and this is that while you're yet center Christ dot for you. John John Chapter Three Verse Sixteen says the God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son that whoever would believe in him should not perish but have everlasting life. You see God gave us his son because God loves his own glory because God loves us. Do you realize that this morning I still remember and In two thousand and one still remember sitting across cross from one of my best friends who happen to work at Watson's Diamond Center there in Auburn Alabama and writing that big big check for Mendis Wendy's engagement ring. I wasn't too big okay. Just don't get any bad ideas but but still it was definitely a big check that I've ever written at that point right and and I remember I remember getting that ring and setting up the proposal you know and and which is another story story for another time. But here's what you need to know about that. I had a friend. I had a friend who actually said Jesus loving guy but he said he said listen. He said how much money you spend on on the engagement ring is a testimony to how much you love her and I really went into it with like thinking that right we can tell you. That's not that's not the root of love right. He had that wrong. It shows you that that even even even well intentioned people can have bad ideas. That's right but I really did like as I said across hit me but then I was thinking as I'm I'm planning a proposal and everything you know what the gift was an expression of the love but the love existed before the gift but it was just that ah in that sense. The value of the gift to me was an expression of the depth of my love. And that's true if you spend one hundred dollars or five thousand dollars or.