A shepherd king for the whole world

In yesterday’s article, we saw how one of the Advent promises is that Jesus is the shepherd king from Bethlehem fulfilling Micah 5:1-5. One of the aims in Advent is not just to look forward to Christmas Day remembering Christ’s first coming (advent) but also to look forward to his Second Coming or Advent.  HowContinue reading “A shepherd king for the whole world”

The Shepherd of God’s People (Micah 5:2)

When the wise men arrived in Jerusalem asking to see the new king, Herod’s spiritual advisors consulted Scripture and identified that the messiah would be born in Bethlehem.  The basis for this was these words in Micah 5:2  But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah,    who are too little to be among the clans of Judah,from you shall comeContinue reading “The Shepherd of God’s People (Micah 5:2)”

Fed to the wolves?

I’m sure that I’m not the only one who finds these words particularly challenging: “Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves”[1] Would Jesus do something so reckless as to send his disciples out without defence to certain danger?  Is that the act of the good shepherd?  I’ve seen itContinue reading “Fed to the wolves?”