Irresistable grace – the lost sheep revisited

How do you imagine the lost sheep responding when the shepherd arrives to find it?  Perhaps you see it there, hearing it’s master’s voice and running, or hobbling to get close.  Maybe, you picture it docile as the shepherd speaks gently and picks it up into his arms.  Both are possible depending on the sheep’s… Continue reading Irresistable grace – the lost sheep revisited

The sheep with a broken leg? The danger of embellishing Scripture

Herdsmen Sebastien Uthurriague (R) and his father Michel watch their Manex sheep in Iraty, Larrau, in the Pyrenees on July 24, 2019. - In the 'Ibarrondua kayolar' (shepherd house), at 1300 metres, at the foot of the Mount Orhy, eight herdsmen take turns from June to September to watch some 1,500 sheep and to prevent bear attacks. (Photo by IROZ GAIZKA / AFP)

I’ve only heard the claim once from a pulpit but perhaps that was already one time too many. I’ve since come across other people who have heard the claim.  A preacher talking about the Lost Sheep in Luke 15 claimed that after finding the sheep, the shepherd would then break one of its legs. The… Continue reading The sheep with a broken leg? The danger of embellishing Scripture