Christian Intellectualism - the endless cycles of sermonizing, teaching and knowledge of the church - is no different from the worlds, if we just use it to prop up our lives above others. Jesus was the word who became flesh. James warns us to be doers and not just hearers and the gospel teaching show us how this plays out. Knowledge, True knowledge is found in living out our identity and faith in Jesus. For disciple-makers John gives us a much needed lesson on what winning really is!
This is a 2 part extended podcast about John 10 and Jesus as the Good Shepherd.
Part 1 of the podcast is about faith in Jesus as "Good" and trying to find goodness elsewhere leads to a destructive path personally.
Part 2 is about the discipleship. In Ezekiel 34 the Shepherd's of Israel left the people to themselves effectively leaving the sheep to the wolves. They were bad shepherds and Jesus came to us as a good shepherd. Disciples do as our Shepherd. Don't miss this and heck out the is extended podcast!
Will our pursuits apart from a life of faith bring about a better life? Is knowledge really knowledge if it is centered in ourselves as an identity? Our view of God is linked to our choices and actions that then are playing out in the World. We can be fooled when we do not live by faith.