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“You are God’s field” (1 Corinthians 3:9). Paul was writing to “the church of God which is at Corinth” (1 Corinthians 1:2). He referred to them as “God’s field” (1 Corinthians 3:9). Why is the church metaphorically referred to as … Continue reading
The idea of shepherding sheep was familiar to first century Israel. It was a time-consuming, sometimes labor-intensive, sometimes hazardous, serving work. Sheep had to be led (and sometimes carried when injured or too young to keep up), watched (for straying, … Continue reading
“I am the door” (John 10:7, 9). This is figurative language. It attracts attention, and beckons one to look closer in order to understand the point of comparison. The language is of a sheepfold (John 10:1-10 cf. Numbers 32:16; Judges … Continue reading
America has become increasingly urban. The twentieth century dawned with about 40% of the population living in urban areas and 60% living in rural areas; By 1990, it was 75% urban and 25% rural (www.pbs.org/fmc/1population.6.htm). Farmers and farm workers made … Continue reading