Sheep Among Wolves

Read Matthew 10:16-26

In calling us to go to the lost sheep, the Lord Jesus makes clear the situation we are entering - He is sending us as sheep among wolves. These wolves are not necessarily the world against us, but primarily false teacher and those who purposefully try to oppose the church by coming into the church bringing worldliness in their train, or through schism try and gather a following for themselves. In telling us this, the Lord Jesus teaches how we are to conduct ourselves as sheep.

Sheep Without a Shepherd

Read Ezekiel 34:1-16 with Matthew 9:27-38

The compassion of the Lord JEsus was shown in how he did not allow frustration, discouragement or malice set into his regard for the need of the weary and scattered sheep. Rather he took pity upon them and called the church to pray for labourers for the harvest field. Hear how that compassion is to be exercised by believers, and who those labourers really are.