Feed my Sheep




Jesus said,

"If you love me, feed my sheep."



Loving God includes feeding His sheep:


Physical Food

and

Spiritual Food




John chapter 21

After his resurrection, Jesus appeared many times to people before he went up into heaven to stay.

During one of those times, Jesus was having a conversation with Peter - one of the 12 disciples.

It is found in John chapter 21 starting with verse 15.

Three times during that conversation, Jesus asked Peter the question, "Do you love me?"

Each time Peter said, "Yes, Lord. You know I love you."

After the first time, Jesus said, "Then feed my lambs."

After the second and third times, Jesus said, "Then feed my sheep."

Jesus used two different words that we translate "feed."

In the first and third time, Jesus used the Greek word
# 1006 in Strong's. It means "feed" but it also
contains the idea of promoting spiritual growth.

The second time he used a Greek word, he used the word that is listed in  Strong's as # 4165 . This word has a stronger connotation to feeding actual food - like fish or bread that we put in our mouth.


Jesus is talking to us today.


During those three exchanges with Peter,

Jesus tells Peter and he tells us  -

that "if we love him" we are:


  • to physically give food to needy people AND
  • to spiritually give food to needy people.


This is a good time to do a check-up on ourselves.


  • Are we spiritually feeding our children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, etc? Are we helping at our church to spiritually feed people?
  • Are we actively helping to give food to people who need food to eat?


Physical Food

There are many food banks and food ministries
that would love our help.


Spiritual Food

Most adults are not actively

feeding their lambs spiritual food.

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We do not want to go to heaven and realize

that we did not teach our little children and teens

about Jesus. 

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That would pierce our heart.


But it will be too late then.


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Let's throw off the past,

and get a new fresh start!


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This website has pages that will give ideas for those

who are new at this

and those

who have been doing it for a long time!



Ideas, Ideas!


This site has family devotional pages:

Family Devotions

Family Devotional Ideas


This site also has Bible pages specifically
for teaching young children:


Bible Activities for Kids

 Bible Crafts for Children 



Devotionals for older Children and Teens

Consider these pages:


Inspirational Courage

Inspirational Kindness

Running the Race

Bible Wisdom

Full Armor of God


Helpful entertainment ideas are listed here:

Christian entertainment


All our Bible Devotions.

All our Prayers.


Family Time


Let's be Families that

Play together, Pray together,

and Study the Bible together.


Jesus also said


Jesus also told us:


If you love me,

You will obey me.


John 14:15

and

John 14:23


Let's not forget those words in our own life,

and let's not forget to teach this concept

to our older children and teens.


God clearly tells us that He loves us,

but do we love him?


LIFE

Life is not a dress rehearsal.

I encourage you to make time

for the most important things.



First posted - Week of Sept 22, 2014


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