In Christ Alone/The Solid Rock
10 The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. John 10:10 (NKJV)
Father, we have experienced too much of the work of the Thief and his destructive work in the church.
11 I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep. John 10:11 (NKJV)
Jesus, thank you for giving your life for me and your church.
12 But a hireling, he who is not the shepherd, one who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf catches the sheep and scatters them. 13 The hireling flees because he is a hireling and does not care about the sheep. John 10:12-13 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, help us recognize hirelings for what they are and do.
14 I am the good shepherd; and I know My sheep, and am known by My own. 15 As the Father knows Me, even so I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep. John 10:14-15 (NKJV)
Jesus, shepherd us through this time of change.
16 And other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they will hear My voice; and there will be one flock and one shepherd. 17 Therefore My Father loves Me, because I lay down My life that I may take it again. John 10:16-17 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, help us accept all of Jesus' sheep, no matter what fold they are in.
A Word Received: My rod and staff will comfort and guide you.