Archives for August 2013

Study Guide | 1st John 5.13-21

Hello Friends, Here is the study guide for this week’s sermon as we conclude our “Summer of Love” journey through 1st John. This is the first of the month which means we celebrate...Read More

Pastor's Note | Monday, August 26th

As you may know I have been helping with a church in downtown Long Beach that has become a very small congregation; so small, in fact, that the Presbytery is nearing a decision...Read More

Study Guide | 1st John 5.5-12

Hello Good Shepherd Family and Friends, Here’s the study guide for 1 John 5.5-12. We are nearing the end of our “Summer of Love” study of 1 John and I am impressed how John circles...Read More

Pastor's Note | Monday, August 19th

As we have been working our way through the Letter of 1 John during our “Summer of Love” series, the central theme appears repeatedly: “Dear friends, let us love one another...Read More

Study Guide | 1st John 4.13-5.4

Hi friends, As we look to the conclusion of our Summer of Love series in the Letter of First John, we turn our attention to something we can all relate to: fear. When was the last time you...Read More

Pastor's Note | Monday, August 12th

I just came from a meeting with a representative of a community advertising organization. As we began our meeting she shared an observation about Good Shepherd. Her comment...Read More

Study Guide | 1st John 4.7-12

Greetings, The Apostle John continues to point his readers to the central point of God’s divine love. He seems to be drilling down to this foundational “bedrock” of our faith and of our being....Read More

Pastor's Note | Monday, August 5th

The Session of Good Shepherd made a very significant decision at its last Stated Meeting on July 30th. That decision was to formally enter into the Denominational Joint Solution...Read More

Study Guide | 1st John 4.1-6

"This is a test. This station is conducting a test of the Emergency Broadcast System. This is only a test." Do those words sound familiar? They always seem to pop up right in...Read More