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25 September 2019: Stephen Field, The Salvation Army Petersfield

The best life ever

Sometimes life can become tough or difficult due to circumstances that are beyond our control. When this happens to me, I remind myself how blessed my life is.

Whilst I sometimes look over the ‘fence’ at other ways of life (as I am sure we all do), I can honestly say that I have never seen anything that would convince me that there is anything better than knowing Jesus and trying my best to live the life that he has planned for me. If you don’t know this way of life, don’t stand at the ‘fence’ wondering what ‘could be’ – visit a church this weekend and start discovering what ‘can be’ for you – life in all its fullness. (see John Chapter 10 verse 10 below:)

The Good Shepherd and His Sheep: John Chapter 10 verse 1 to 10 NIV

  • “Very truly I tell you Pharisees, anyone who does not enter the sheep pen by the gate, but climbs in by some other way, is a thief and a robber. The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep.

    The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.

    When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice. But they will never follow a stranger; in fact, they will run away from him because they do not recognize a stranger’s voice.”

    Jesus used this figure of speech, but the Pharisees did not understand what he was telling them.

    Therefore Jesus said again, “Very truly I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep. All who have come before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep have not listened to them. I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved.They will come in and go out, and find pasture.

    The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

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