The Shepherd’s Flock

from the This Is the Church reading plan

Ezekiel 34:1-31, Micah 2:12, John 10:7-18, John 10:27-30, Luke 12:31-32

BY She Reads Truth

Since 2012, She Reads Truth has maintained a singular mission: to be women in the Word of God every day. Ten years later, our community includes “Shes” from across the globe, but our mission hasn’t changed.

Reading Scripture together is the centerpiece of what we do at She Reads Truth. As we spend time as a community reading This Is The Church, we encourage you to start by reading the daily Scripture on your  own. Then join us here to engage and encourage one another as we respond to what we’ve read. Each day for this series, we’ll include a brief summary of the reading along with a prompt for conversation.

Jesus’s love for the Church is expressed through the imagery of a perfect shepherd and his flock. Unlike the negligent shepherds who previously led God’s people, Jesus delights to search for, gather, and tend to His flock, even laying down His life for His sheep.

Discussion Question: How does the image of Jesus as the perfect shepherd caring for His flock, the Church, shape your understanding of the Church? 

Take time to reflect on your Scripture reading and today’s question. Share what you are learning with others in the community in the comments. 

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110 thoughts on "The Shepherd’s Flock"

  1. Shannon Bradford says:

    After having just lost my father, I’m even more grateful for the steadfast hand of the Shepherd. He never leaves us. Always provides for us, always does what’s best for us!

  2. Janelle says:

    We are easily afraid, forget our Shepherd, and make dumb choices. Jesus is VERY patient, powerful, and also loving to care for us. We are truly in safety with Jesus. As a Church, we lack severely in guidance apart from Christ. We are constantly giving in to the worldly, but we also adore the Shepherd and know His voice. We follow in a path blindly at times until our Shepherd retrieved us. It’s a hot mess.

  3. Jessica Mann says:

    Wow! The Ezekiel passage: I am hearing that we care about ourselves and nothing else. We get one thing and then want the next thing. We are here to help the wanderers who do not know their worth yet. I pray I do not take my freedoms and privileges for granted and that I don’t forget about the least of these as God has provided so much for me (us/Christians) Go tell it on the mountain that Jesus Christ is born :)
    Happy 4th of July

  4. Emma Simmons says:

    it shows how we should love our children and how he loves us unconditionally because he would come find us when we are lost just like a lost sheep from its flock he will bring us back in

  5. Hannah Brown says:

    Me too!!!

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