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Weekly Moravian Message April 17, 2016

April 17, 2016

“Are You a Member of the Flock of Jesus?”

Jesus walked into the temple, and those who were there gathered around him and said, “How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Christ, tell us!” (John 10:24).

Jesus had already answered that question, but the great majority of those present in the temple that day had not accepted that claim. Though many did not accept Jesus, some did; and to those who did, to those who had become part of the flock of Jesus, Jesus promised three things:
* He promised eternal life—that whoever becomes a member of his flock receives eternal life.
* He promised a life that would know no end—those who believe will find death not as an end but as a beginning.
* He promised a life that is secure—nothing can “snatch them out of [his] hand” (John 10:28).

The sheep of his pasture know his voice, and they follow him. We are members of the flock of Jesus and have received his promise of eternal life, a life that will know no end, and a life that is secure.

Jeff Gehris, pastor, Nazareth Moravian Church,
Nazareth, Pennsylvania

Moravian Daily Texts


Saturday, April 21 — Psalm 52
Leviticus 15:1–24; Mark 5:21–43

The snares of death encompassed me; I suffered distress and anguish. Then I called on the name of the Lord: ‘O Lord, I pray, save my life!’ Psalm 116:3,4

The disciples awoke Jesus and said to Him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm. Mark 4:38–39 (NKJV)

Christ Jesus, how prone we are to worry. How we forget your words, “Fear not.” When our faith is diminished by fear, gently remind us to take refuge in you. “Saranam, Saranam, Saranam.” Amen.

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