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The Shepherd and His Flock

By John MacDuff

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   Chapter 1 - The Flock Astray - THE SHEPHERD AND HIS FLOCK by John MacDuff, 1870 "I myself will tend my sheep and have them lie down, declares the Sovereign Lord." E
   Chapter 2 - The Flock Sought and Found - Is the Great Shepherd to leave the stray sheep to wander and perish? or is He to pity and reclaim them? Glory can accrue to Him in either way. It is f
   Chapter 3 - The Flock Found, and Its Return to the Fold - In the previous chapter, we spoke of God's grace manifested in diverse ways in the seeking of the lost; His unwearied patience in tracking the erring
   Chapter 4 - The Shepherd of the Flock Smitten - In contemplating, in the preceding pages, the successive pictures of the Flock astray, and its return to the fold, we have been led casually to antici
   Chapter 5 - The Shepherd Giving His Life for the Sheep - Will the Shepherd undertake the awful alternative? Will the Man who is Jehovah's Fellow, His co-eternal Son, be willing to give His own life for the s
   Chapter 6 - The Door into the Sheep-Fold - Therefore Jesus said again, "I tell you the truth, I am the door for the sheep. All who ever came before me were thieves and robbers, but the sheep d
   Chapter 7 - The Shepherd Going Before the Flock - "The sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and
   Chapter 8 - The Flock Following the Shepherd - If British travelers in Palestine are, with singular unanimity, arrested by the novel spectacle of the Shepherd going before the sheep, still more imp
   Chapter 9 - The Song of the Flock - "The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul. He gu
   Chapter 10 - The Green Pastures and Still Waters Where the Flocks Are Fed - "The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul. He gu
   Chapter 11 - The Paths of Righteousness in which the Flocks Are Led - There is a world of comfort contained in the simple words, "He leads me." As we have already had occasion more than once to note, in adverting to the
   Chapter 12 - The Shepherd Seeking the Flock in the Cloudy and Dark Day - "I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen that which
   Chapter 13 - The Shepherd's Gentle Dealings with the Burdened of the Flock - "He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young." Is
   Chapter 14 - The Flock in the World - "The hired hand is not the shepherd who owns the sheep. So when he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away. Then the wolf attacks t
   Chapter 15 - The Shepherd's Gift to the Flock - In unfolding some of the more vivid Bible delineations of the Shepherd of Israel and the Flock of His pasture, we have hitherto spoken mainly, if not
   Chapter 16 - The Security of the Flock - Is this gift of Eternal Life--the great gift of the Divine Shepherd of the sheep, which we have considered in the preceding chapter--placed beyond the
   Chapter 17 - The Cry of a Wanderer - "Tell me, you whom I love, where you graze your flock and where you rest your sheep at midday. Why should I be like a veiled woman beside the flocks
   Chapter 18 - The Trembling Flock Comforted - "Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom. Luke 12:32 Here is another of the many precious "voices
   Chapter 19 - The Flock Passing through the Valley of the Shadow of Death - "Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me." P
   Chapter 20 - The Final Gathering of the Flock - When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his throne in heavenly glory. All the nations will be gathered bef
   Chapter 21 - The Eternal Folding of the Flock - "They will never again be hungry or thirsty, and they will be fully protected from the scorching noontime heat. For the Lamb who stands in front of t

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