Good News Inspiration for Daily Life
Bulletin Insert for May 3, 2020.
Description: On the 4th Sunday of Easter, ask those whom you serve: Are you at an impasse in your spiritual growth or emotional healing or a difficult relationship? Do you need a breakthrough? Do you feel stuck behind a fence that’s keeping you on the outside of peace, joy, satisfaction, or healing?
John 10:1-10 tells us that Jesus is the gate in that fence. He helps us reach the heavenly side of the gate, outside the realm of earthly restrictions — not only when we die and enter eternal life, but also here and now in our earthly life, so that we might always “have life and have it more abundantly.” When our path seems blocked, we can only make progress by letting Jesus shepherd us around and through and over the obstacles.
Despair and worry are two common thieves, robbing us of peace, joy, satisfaction, and healing. But they’re not as powerful as they pretend to be. We defeat them easily by remembering that they do not speak the full truth. The truth is: Jesus is our Good Shepherd safely guiding us into a life of abundant victory!
Ideas for use: Bulletin insert for the 4th Sunday of Easter, youth ministry, overcomers addiction groups, adult education, faith sharing groups, RCIA class, etc.
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