The Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the Word of God, given to us for our instruction in God’s ways (1 Corinthians 10:11); we are called to read, learn, study, and meditate on them to become fully developed followers of Jesus Christ. We invite you to join us on that journey, using some or all of the resources below.

April 21, 2024 – The Fourth Sunday of Easter (Good Shepherd Sunday)

Prayer for the Day

O God, whose Son Jesus Christ is the Good Shepherd of your people: Grant that, when we hear his voice, we may know him who calls us each by name, and follow where he leads; who, with you and the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.

Readings: 1 John 3:1-10, Psalm 23, John 10:11-16

Study Questions for John 10:11-16

  1. What are the differences between the “good shepherd” and the “hired hand”?
  2. Jesus gave this teaching to the crowds (see v. 19) not long before his death. How do you think those who first heard it would have responded to his statement in v. 16?
  3. As disciples of Jesus, we are both like sheep – in need of his nurture, protection and care – and “under-shepherds” tasked with being his hands and feet to bring others into the “sheepfold” of God’s church. Have a conversation with the Lord. Ask him to show you his protecting care for you. And ask him to show you another person for whom you might be a witness of his protecting care for them.

e100 Scripture Readings

The Lord is My Shepherd: Psalm 23:1-6

The First Missionary Journey: Acts 13:1-14:28

The e100 reading plan provides references to 100 Scripture passages that get to the heart of the Biblical account of the person and work of God, and of his creation of the world and of human beings, the fallen human nature, and God’s gracious plan of redemption, culminating in the life, ministry, death and resurrection of his Son, Jesus Christ. We offer this plan as a resource over the course of a year, with 2 passages each week.

60 Days of PsalmsA guide to praying through the entire Book of Psalms in two months.