When we first hear it, the analogy of humanity as a flock of sheep shocks us, and we recoil from it. But here are the unmistakeable similarities, and how Christ the Lord operates as a shepherd to gather and restore individuals to spiritual life.
The Lord Jesus Christ said: ‘Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.’
‘Him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.’
‘I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.’
(Matthew 11.28-29; John 6.37, John 10.11)
The deeper things of life are so easily crowded out today. Here at the Metropolitan Tabernacle we cater for the needs of the soul.
Permit me, as a pastor for many years, to plead with you not to let the ultimate meaning and purpose of life pass you by. True fulfilment and happiness depends on knowing who we are, and knowing the Lord, our Creator. Don’t let yourself be swept away, programmed and ruled by the shallow things of materialism and hedonism. We need God and one day we must give account to Him.
-Dr Peter Masters
The Gospel sermon above is a good place to start. You can also read the whole Bible online via the link below. Please click the ‘more information’ button below for ‘starter’ sermons, answers to common questions about the Christian faith, and mini-documentaries of many prominent men and women throughout history who came to know the life-transforming joy of salvation in Christ.