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Shepherd’s Heart

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This will be a sermon series on shepherding as Jesus defines it in His teaching on “The Good Shepherd” and as He displays and teaches about it in His ministry training His disciples. We are trying to make this a collaborative effort where folks share their stories, passages, and other illustrative resources as we prepare these messages. Here are the basic messages by date and title (links take you to blog entry where you can leave comments and ideas):

Written by phil

May 10th, 2009 at 11:49 pm

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  1. Dear Phil:

    My wife and I own the Providing quality and helpful Christian living information is our mission. Our site offers great articles on Christian growth, devotionals, Sunday School and Bible study notes, and helpful articles on health and finances as well.

    I am developing a section of our website that features interviews with those involved in Christian internet ministry. In my research, I came across your site.

    This is what I am proposing. I will send you 5-10 questions related to how you got involved in the Christian internet ministry, your products or services, and what you would like people to know about your ministry. You need to send your written responses (i.e., the whole interview should be about 500 words) back by December 10, 2009. I will put the interview on my site as content for my readers and forward you the URL, so you can share the interview with your readers.

    This is a no cost win-win-win situation. You win by getting your site, message, and link out to my readers. My readers win by learning more about you and your ministry. And then your readers win by your linking to the interview on my site.

    If this is agreeable, please let me know, so I can send the interview questions out. I want to have the interview posted by mid December. I look forward to hearing from you.

    Your brother in Christian internet ministry,
    Dr. Robert E. Baines, Jr.

    Dr. Baines

    29 Nov 09 at 6:30 pm

  2. WheelSpinning. Just publish Phil\\\’s website on your readers list and recommend that they read it. Save everyone\\\’s time. TRG

    T. R. Garner

    11 Dec 09 at 11:56 am

  3. Just saw your request for ideas on what to put in care sacks for homeless youth. Gospels, New Testaments with Psalms. Besides Socks Hat Gloves for winter, the girls will appreciate sanitary products – tampons-panty liners. Underwear makes one feel human, as do antibacterial wet wipes to wash up with and some antiperspirant. Bottled water, believe it or not. You cant imagine until you’ve spent an entire day outside without anything to drink. You can get almost anything vital for toiletries in the dollar store. Toothbrushes, tiny toothpaste, deoderant, feminine hygiene products, wet wipes, hand sanitizers, razors, shaving cream, and even clothing items. Most teens WILL find somewhere to crash in someones house, so a small bag to put their posessions in is helpful.

    I have done foster care for a LOT of teens who would otherwise be homeless. In many cases they are in so much trouble from gang activity, drugs, gambling, stealing… let’s not forget violent altercations with other teens, assault arrests… Sorry, but they need a group home with strict rules and supervision and a lot of counseling. When they reject those options, they end up homeless. Kind of like a lot of adults who reject even the limited structure of a shelter. We are compassionate. We give out bottled water alot – keep it in the car at all times. Hand out toiletries and donate them also to shelters, along with pampers and baby wipes and desitin. Cant get those with food stamps, you know.


    17 Jan 11 at 12:52 pm

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