|I thank thee, Father, Lord of heaven
and earth, that thou hast hidden these things from the wise and
understanding and revealed them to babes; yea, Father, for such was thy gracious will.
THE LITTLE FLOCK
by Michele / May 2008
|Jesus' words are rendered in red. The word "flock" is highlighted in blue for your attention.|
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A Little Flock?
When you read the Words of Jesus, it helps to ask yourself questions in order to search for the answers. In this word compilation of the word "flock" we offer the start of some possible questions in hopes that you will look for those answers. We do provide our witness to these questions at the end of the word compilation, yet we encourage trying to find them first yourself!
Some questions to ask yourself...
The Prediction of Peter's Denial / Matthew 26
 Then Jesus says to them: You will all be stumbled in me in this night. For it is written: I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.
 But after I arise I will go before you to Galilee.
 But answering Peter said to him: If all be stumbled in you, I will never be stumbled.
 Jesus said to him: Truly I say to you that in this night before the cock crows thrice you will renounce me.
 But Peter says to him: If I must die with you, I will not renounce you. And all the disciples said likewise.
Exhortation Not to Worry / Luke 12
| But he
said to his disciples: Because of this I say to you: Be not being anxious for
your psyche-life, what you shall eat, nor for your
body what you shall wear.
 For the psyche-life is more than food and the body [more] than clothing.
 Consider the ravens that neither sow nor reap, to whom is neither store nor granary, and God feeds them. How much more are you worth than the birds.
 But who among you being anxious is able upon his stature to add [a] cubit?
 If therefore you are incapable of the least, why are you anxious concerning the rest?
 Consider the lily, which neither spins nor weaves, yet I say to you even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed as one of these.
 So if God thus clothes the grass being in the field today and in the furnace being thrown tomorrow, how much more you, O little-faiths?
 And you be not seeking what you shall eat and what you shall drink, and be not being anxious.
 For all these do the nations of the world seek. But your father knows that you need these [things].
 Rather be seeking his kingdom, and all these [things] will be added.
 Be not
fearing, O little flock for your father delights to give to you the kingdom.
|Jesus as the Good Shepherd / John 10|
| Truly truly
I say to you, the [one] not coming in through the gate into the sheep-pen but
coming up from elsewhere, that [one] is [a] thief and [a] robber.
 But the [one] coming in through the gate is [the] shepherd of the sheep.
 The gatekeeper opens [the gate] to this [one], and the sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name, and he leads them out.
 When he has brought out all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, because they know his voice.
 They will not follow [the voice belonging] to [a] stranger, but will flee from him, because they do not know the voice of strangers.
 Jesus told them this parable; but these [ones] did not know what it was that he was speaking to them.
 So Jesus
said again, Truly truly I say to you that I am the gate of the sheep.
|Here we offer our witness to the questions presented at the beginning of this word compilation...
Through abiding in the Words of Jesus, he teaches the Little Flock to follow him by dedicating their psyche-lives in this world in order to receive eternal ZoŽ-life with the Father in the heavens.
Do you know what it means to dedicate your psyche-life in this world for eternal ZoŽ-life with the Father?
We invite you to email us and/or post on our VOJ Forum your response to this question.