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TRUE SHEPHERDS

1 Corinthians 1:11 "My brothers, some from Chloe's household have informed me that there are quarrels among you.
12 What I mean is this: One of you says, "I follow Paul"; another, "I follow Apollos"; another, "I follow Cephas "; still another, "I follow Christ."
13 Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Were you baptized into the name of Paul?
14 I am thankful that I did not baptize any of you except Crispus and Gaius,
15 so no one can say that you were baptized into my name.
16 (Yes, I also baptized the household of Stephanas; beyond that, I don't remember if I baptized anyone else.)
17 For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel--not with words of human wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power.
18 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God."
(NIV)

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With a heart that’s overflowing,
Overflowing with God’s Love;
TRUE SHEPHERDS reach out,
With what they have received…from Above.

A hand extended…to help,
A word of ‘life’ to impart;
TRUE SHEPHERDS are always aware of our needs,
They are after God’s own heart.

Building bigger and better buildings,
To accommodate larger crowds;
All for the glory of God…really?
With their whited tombs and dressed in their shrouds.

No, TRUE SHEPHERDS are not building,
Anything of earthly worth;
Their treasure is laid-up in Heaven,
They’re not tied-down to things of this earth.

And, more than just ‘birthing’ babies,
Spiritual babies…that will fill the pews;
They feed them the Word that will nourish,
Grow them up…not hold them back and subdue.

Mature…spiritual people,
Able to give…as they have received;
Fit for Father’s use and the kingdom,
Growing stronger in faith…as we believe.

There are not many TRUE SHEPHERDS,
Who put God first…have none of their own plans;
When you find one…who follows Christ,
Follow after that one…as fast as you can!

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May 21, 2003

Aimee Love
(LHG)


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