Sermons on 1 Peter 2:19-25

Easter 2 – Is God good?

I am the Good Shepherd. The Good Shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. So far in Easter we have looked at the careful descriptions of those first moments when the tomb, where Jesus’ body was laid, was found empty, and of Jesus’ first appearance to the disciples when were locked in a room by themselves, and he showed them his hands and his side. This morning we step back a little to look at…

Easter 2 – Why the Good Shepherd?

I am the Good Shepherd. The Good Shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. We fasted for 40 days in Lent, and we are now to feast for 40 days to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord.  Can you sustain that joy at the resurrection of our Lord?  Perhaps we find it easier to lament than to rejoice?  Is there a part of us that is holding back from celebrating, that worries that if…

Easter 2 – The Good Shepherd

You were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls. This morning, in our readings we are being compared with animals – with sheep.  And it is a certain characteristic of our personality that is being spoken of – we are followers – and we share this quality with sheep.  We are made by God to be followers – it is in our very nature. When I lived…