“It’s important to appreciate, as commentators point out, that “unlike Western shepherds, who drive the sheep [from behind], often using a sheep dog, shepherds in Near East, both now and in Jesus’ day, lead their flocks, their voice calling them on.” [Carson, 383] The shepherd leads, and the sheep listen and follow close behind. And that is our primary calling. Many other voices call out to us. Many come in to steal our hearts. But the sheep know the voice of the Good Shepherd. We must listen for it. And when we hear, we must follow close behind.”
Pastor Nicoletti’s morning sermon is “Sheep & Shepherds Pt. 1: Jesus, the Good Shepherd” from John 9:39-10:21.