What stood out to you from Sunday’s message?
Read Ezekiel 34:1-31
The rest of the book of Ezekiel is predominantly about restoration. God will restore his people, not just to their former state but promises something far more glorious and beautiful. And he begins these restoration promises with the promise to remove the bad kings and appoint his messianic king. Jesus is the Good Shepherd whom God has made king over his people and who feeds them and restores them.
What are the marks of bad shepherding versus God’s good shepherding? What strikes you in this comparison and where can you apply this?
Is there an aspect of your life where you feel unsettled, anxious or fearful, and need to be reminded of God’s gracious care of his own (v.16)?
What all is Jesus claiming when he gets up in John 10 and calls himself the Good Shepherd?
The Bible frequently compares God to a shepherd and calls us his sheep. What does the helplessness of sheep teach us about our need for God? How should this shape our worship and prayer and spiritual growth?