Thursday, March 7, 2013

Jesus Warn't A Cowboy, by DianaDee Osborne

ALBUM:      Amazing  Holy Spirit 'n' Church   
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Song Story:  THE  MUSIC:   (4/4 time).
    Two pages of lyrics that in
    minutes quickly came __ :
    Tears of joy fall as I see:       God has
    blessed me once again! __.
Song Story:  THE  LYRICS:  
IMPORTANT:   This song is NOT a criticism of churches but a reminder.... God calls us  to gently shepherd people to Him. 

It is our calling AND PRIVILEGE  to go share God's Word (called “the great commission” in churches, though not given that name in Matthew 28 at the end). 
It is God's Holy Spirit's  “job”  to actually open people's eyes to Him, though. 

We can't “convert” anyone.
Any appearance of “bull-dogging” simply drives people 

away from an open-ness to God.         
 Cowboys use force like ropes and dogs to guide animals. 
        Shepherds use love and their VOICE.  (John 10:  27)

JESUS:  “My sheep hear my voice,  and I know them, and they follow me”
Dedicated to our Guiding Lord, 31 October 2009

Jesus warn't a cowboy as He took care of God's sheep.  Not
once did He yell, “Get-em   boys!  Let's knock'-em _ off their feet!”  Not
once did He holler “Lasso them dôggies!”  

Jesus gave respect.  He gently called to people,
“Come, I love you.   Follow  in My steps.” 

Never called a roundup so He could drag people in.    Oh,
yes!  He did say we must  warn all people about sin. Our
Church's motive must be love -- NOT numbers on some roll. 

Do we think people don't notice when  our motive is cold? 
Jesus taught by example:  Gladly teach them one by one.   Don't
look at “odds” because in God's eyes  NO  learner  is  “JUST one.”  
Once a Sunday school teacher went to a single youth >>>>
    Dwight Moody learned of God's love and then
    taught millions  about  God's Truth.
Jesus taught by example:  Don't throw at them all you've “got.”  John
16:12,   and Hebrews 5,  verse 12 
say too much food all at once will
make learners throw up.  Wait on The Holy Spirit.
    Ask Him for wisdom. (James 1:5 says.)
    He'll teach you how to shepherd.

Jesus still ain't a cowboy forcing His brand on people sheep.   He
calls us, invites, urges all,  “Come, I love you!  Come find peace.”
Jesus set GOD's example for all                         STEPS:
churches, how to teach:   Ask             (1)  
God to guide.  Follow your Shepherd.(2)
Gently lead God's sheep.                     (3)

    Get along, little doggies, get along.

                                  NOTE:  The "o" is  long  in "doggies".   A doggie is a cow :)

“He [Jesus] felt great pity for the crowds that came, because their problems were so great and they didn't know where to go for help. They were like sheep without a shepherd.” 

King James Version:
“But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted,   and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.”

©2013 DianaDee Osborne (all material), all rights reserved. FREE personal usage; see website.
With thanks to  for providing God's Word in easy-to-research format.

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