Posts Tagged With: Good Shepherd

The sheep outside, Easter 4 2017

The Good Shepherd cares about the sheep left outsideMorsels & Stories: I read from the introduction to Rabbi Kushner’s reflection on psalm 23, The Lord is my Shepherd.


Sermon:  I remember a story we read about a month ago about Samuel heading off to anoint the boy out in the field with the sheep.


The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with John 10:1-10.  The story about Samuel is from 1 Samuel 16:1-13.


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Morsels and Stories, Easter 4 2016

Good Shepherd SundayMorsels and Stories: It’s Good Shepherd Sunday so I talked about some of the places shepherds show up in the Bible.



The lessons can be found by clicking here.




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Strange Sheep, Easter 4 2015

Robyns Sermons“I am the Good Shepherd.” Jesus


The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with John 10:11-18.



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SR: Dancing, Stretchers, and Sheep

Link:Dancing, Stretchers, and Sheep, Easter 4 2013

Summary of what I was saying and why:
This was the second sermon I wrote. The first was was good. And then I was reading one of my favorite poets before bed one night (something I do, but not that often) and suddenly I was thinking about a different poet, a different poem, and how it was a great way of slipping into this Gospel. So I wrote the first draft at about 11:30pm, on my iPhone, sitting in bed.

Jesus Count:Medium
Good News:Jesus saves us, always

What did I change on my feet?
I tweaked the end a bit, but not more than I often stray from what is written.
What didn’t work/what did I miss?
I think the introduction as I wrote it was a little better.
I only made oblique reference to the horrors of the week. That is always a pastoral judgement call. Those tragedies were addressed during the Prayers of the People.
What did work?
I still really love the interweaving of this poem and this Gospel. The Good Shepherd passage is a text we’ve heard so much. Reading it through the poem helped me hear it again.

Other sermons I liked:

Priest Funston preaches on even Jesus’s challenge in praying from the middle of one of those weeks.

Priest Jones on the stories we listen to and the crowds we are a part of (which is not quite what you may be thinking, so go listen).

Priest Sinclair on the images we’ve seen and the images of Jesus.

Priest Fox on the answer to the question the crowd meant.

(Don’t see your sermon or a sermon you liked? Maybe I don’t know about it. Leave me a comment with a link and I’ll take a look.)

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Dancing, Stretchers, and Sheep, a sermon for Easter 4 2013

The lessons can be found by clicking here. I worked most closely with John 10: 22-30.

Easter 4 is Good Shepherd Sunday. Which is hard for us to hear with depth.
The poem is “A Divine Invitation” by Hafiz, from I Heard God Laughing.

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