"Savior, like a shepherd, lead us, much we need thy tender
care; in thy pleasant pastures feed us, for our use thy folds
prepare. We are thine, do thou befriend us, be the Guardian
of our way; keep thy flock, from sin defend us, seek us when
we go astray."
We at the Tulare Missionary Baptist Church appreciate your interest in our
church. We realize that our nation is literally awash with churches and other
places of worship. We are a friendly group of Christians. However,
friendliness alone should not be the criteria used to decide to visit a church.
The members of this church seek to honor and serve the Lord Jesus Christ
through understanding and obedience to His holy Word. If you are seeking
an understanding of the Word of God so that you might better serve Him, you
have come to the right place!
We would be delighted should you come to worship the Lord together with
us. Again, thank you for stopping by!
We have been following the steps of Jesus as He interacted with the religious people of His day. As always, He went
about doing good and this drove the religious people crazy.
Today, as we examine John chapter 10, we will see a tremendous contrast between the religious and Jesus. This
chapter of Scripture contains a parable about a Shepherd and His sheep. Of course, the 23rd Psalm is one of the most
loved texts in the Bible. Jesus is the Good Shepherd and cares greatly for His sheep. However, the hireling does not
love; to him it is simply a job.
The very clear difference between the Good Shepherd and the hireling (religion) is that the Good Shepherd gives His
life for the sheep. The hireling will run from danger and leave the sheep to the wolves. Truly, blessed are those who can
say, The Lord Is My Shepherd."
Tulare Missionary Baptist Church
-Dorothy A. Thrupp, 1836