Sunday 3 May 2020

Easter 4 2020 John 10v1-10 English and Punjabi

Children’s activities John 10 

God is my shepherd
So I will not need anything else
He provides me with food and water
And restores my soul

Song “The Lords my shepherd”

Our loving God,
We thank you for the love in our lives, the people we connect with, the warm sunshine, cool rain and evening stillness.
We thank you for peaceful moments, busy chaotic moments and moments of reflection. We thank you for holding us so that we can hold each other in these strange times. We open our arms to you, so that we can channel your light and love into the world.
But Lord we also ask your forgiveness, for our mistakes and for the mistakes of our leaders and peers.
When we have forgotten how to speak to people with kindness, soften our tongues Lord.
When we become obsessed with ourselves, our possessions, our appearance or our reputation, guide our thoughts and prayers to those who really need them.
When we become negative and judgemental towards others, Lord gently remind us of our own faults and please hear us when we say we are truly sorry.
Please forgive us Loving God and let us walk beside you as we try to do and be better, as Christ did.
Guide us through this coming week with your wisdom. Be with us as we support each other in prayer, conversation and worship.
We give you a pledge of our faithfulness and loyalty, that we will praise you, share your love and Glory and be kind and fair in every part of our lives.
We lift our voices, hands and hearts to you Lord, feel our love for you.
In Jesus’ name, Amen

The Lords Prayer in our own language 

Good News

Song ‘Shepherd of my soul”

Readings: Psalm 23, John 10v1-10
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.[a] They will come in and go out, and find pasture. 10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
Song “Led like a lamb”

John 1v1-10 in Punjabi
Song Psalm 23

Reflection: Shepherds

Song “The King of Love”

Final Song  “The Lords my shepherd”
Closing Responses

Even though I walk through the darkest valley,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
Surely your goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Amen

Ps 23 Keith Green

Reflection John 10v1-10

The story of the good shepherd has loads of images

Have you ever met a shepherd? Shepherd's care for their sheep and protect them from wolves and predators. When I was little my favourite book was about Sooty the sheepdog who fought off the bad wolf who came to harass the sheep and even stole one. Its powerful imagery. 

My grandma had a picture of sheep in her bedroom and when I stayed over she told me to count sheep. The sheep in the picture were enclosed in a field by a gate. So the gate also protected the sheep and controlled who came in and who came out.

Sheep and sheep dogs are trained to respond to the shepherd’s voice. A shout, a word, a whistle means everything-from the shepherd. There is the story of the man who got lost in the mountains in a snow storm. He hears the voice of a well known mountain guide who tells him to jump. It’s a drop and he can’t see what is at the bottom but he trusts the voice. He jumps and is saved.
Sheep are lost without a leader, a shepherd. They will die without a good shepherd.

Some powerful gates for me are the gates to the nunnery on Iona, which are latticed and latched and creak in the dark, nights on the island. Or the sheep gate on Holy Island which is a metal gate that lets only one person through and is too complex for the sheep in the field to fathom. Gates control space and are boundaries to activity. Gate keepers are important people like lock keepers and shepherds.

Probably the most powerful image of Jesus is as the good shepherd with the lost sheep on his shoulders. Jesus the good shepherd has come to seek and save the lost. The most well known biblical text is the “Lords my Shepherd” Psalm 23. It’s a very powerful image of God.

Who in your life has been a good shepherd to you? 

I can think of a number of people. 
The curate at the local church in South London who gently encouraged me when I was 17.
David MacInnis the precenter at Birmingham Cathedral gave me a love for the Bible through his teaching and listened patiently to me and prayed for me. 

Who have been your Good shepherds?

There are always many voices competing for our attention. There are shepherds who do not share Jesus’ love for the sick and the vulnerable, and those on the edge. In this covid 19 lockdown there are strident voices (like Hitler, and Moseley in the recessions of the 1930's) and also voices that sounds strong, smart and seductive. Be careful, be wise. Do these leaders care for even the one lost sheep? Are they giving life giving food and water to their people? 

What gate do we lead others through? What gates do we construct to protect ourselves physically, spiritually, emotionally? Boundaries are important to create safe spaces. 

Good shepherds have integrity like a wise mountain guide, they know the terrain, they know the paths and the pitfalls. Don't go trusting any old shepherd! Amen

ਰਿਫਲਿਕਸ਼ਨ ਜੌਨ 10v1-10

ਚੰਗੇ ਚਰਵਾਹੇ ਦੀ ਕਹਾਣੀ ਵਿਚ ਬਹੁਤ ਸਾਰੇ ਚਿੱਤਰ ਹਨ

ਕੀ ਤੁਸੀਂ ਕਦੇ ਆਜੜੀ ਨੂੰ ਮਿਲਿਆ ਹੈਚਰਵਾਹੇ ਆਪਣੀਆਂ ਭੇਡਾਂ ਦੀ ਦੇਖਭਾਲ ਕਰਦੇ ਹਨ ਅਤੇ ਉਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਬਘਿਆੜ ਅਤੇ ਸ਼ਿਕਾਰੀ ਤੋਂ ਬਚਾਉਂਦੇਹਨਜਦੋਂ ਮੈਂ ਛੋਟਾ ਸੀ ਤਾਂ ਮੇਰੀ ਪਸੰਦੀਦਾ ਕਿਤਾਬ ਸੂਟੀ ਭੇਡ ਡੌਗ ਬਾਰੇ ਸੀ ਜੋ ਭੈੜੇ ਬਘਿਆੜ ਨਾਲ ਲੜਦਾ ਸੀ ਜੋ ਭੇਡਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਤੰਗ ਕਰਨ ਆਇਆਸੀ ਅਤੇ ਇਕ ਚੋਰੀ ਵੀ ਕਰ ਲਈ ਸੀਇਸ ਦੀ ਸ਼ਕਤੀਸ਼ਾਲੀ ਰੂਪਕ.

ਮੇਰੀ ਦਾਦੀ ਕੋਲ ਉਸਦੇ ਬੈਡਰੂਮ ਵਿੱਚ ਭੇਡਾਂ ਦੀ ਤਸਵੀਰ ਸੀ ਅਤੇ ਜਦੋਂ ਮੈਂ ਜ਼ਿਆਦਾ ਰਿਹਾ ਤਾਂ ਉਸਨੇ ਮੈਨੂੰ ਭੇਡਾਂ ਦੀ ਗਿਣਤੀ ਕਰਨ ਲਈ ਕਿਹਾਤਸਵੀਰ ਵਿਚਲੀਆਂ ਭੇਡਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਇਕ ਫਾਟਕ ਨਾਲ ਇਕ ਖੇਤ ਵਿਚ ਘੇਰਿਆ ਹੋਇਆ ਸੀਇਸ ਲਈ ਫਾਟਕ ਨੇ ਭੇਡਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਵੀ ਸੁਰੱਖਿਅਤ ਕੀਤਾ ਅਤੇਨਿਯੰਤਰਣ ਕੀਤਾ ਕਿ ਕੌਣ ਆਇਆ ਅਤੇ ਕੌਣ ਬਾਹਰ ਆਇਆ.

ਭੇਡਾਂ ਅਤੇ ਭੇਡਾਂ ਦੇ ਕੁੱਤਿਆਂ ਨੂੰ ਚਰਵਾਹੇ ਦੀ ਆਵਾਜ਼ ਦਾ ਜਵਾਬ ਦੇਣ ਲਈ ਸਿਖਲਾਈ ਦਿੱਤੀ ਜਾਂਦੀ ਹੈਇੱਕ ਚੀਕਇੱਕ ਸ਼ਬਦਇੱਕ ਸੀਟੀ ਦਾਮਤਲਬ ਹਰ ਚੀਜ ਹੈ - ਚਰਵਾਹੇ ਦੁਆਰਾਉਸ ਆਦਮੀ ਦੀ ਕਹਾਣੀ ਹੈ ਜੋ ਬਰਫੀਲੇ ਤੂਫਾਨ ਵਿੱਚ ਪਹਾੜਾਂ ਵਿੱਚ ਗੁੰਮ ਗਿਆ ਸੀਉਹ ਇਕ ਜਾਣੇ-ਪਛਾਣੇ ਪਹਾੜੀ ਗਾਈਡ ਦੀ ਅਵਾਜ਼ ਸੁਣਦਾ ਹੈ ਜੋ ਉਸ ਨੂੰ ਕੁੱਦਣ ਲਈ ਕਹਿੰਦਾ ਹੈਇਹ ਇਕ ਬੂੰਦ ਹੈ ਅਤੇ ਉਹ ਨਹੀਂ ਦੇਖ ਸਕਦਾ ਕਿ ਕੀ ਤਲ 'ਤੇਹੈ ਪਰ ਉਹ ਆਵਾਜ਼ਤੇ ਭਰੋਸਾ ਕਰਦਾ ਹੈਉਹ ਛਾਲ ਮਾਰਦਾ ਹੈ ਅਤੇ ਬਚ ਜਾਂਦਾ ਹੈ.
ਭੇਡ ਇੱਕ ਲੀਡਰਚਰਵਾਹੇ ਤੋਂ ਬਿਨਾਂ ਗੁਆਚ ਜਾਂਦੀ ਹੈਉਹ ਇੱਕ ਚੰਗੇ ਚਰਵਾਹੇ ਤੋਂ ਬਗੈਰ ਮਰ ਜਾਣਗੇ.

ਮੇਰੇ ਲਈ ਕੁਝ ਸ਼ਕਤੀਸ਼ਾਲੀ ਦਰਵਾਜ਼ੇ ਆਇਓਨਾ 'ਤੇ ਨੌਨੇਰੀ ਦੇ ਦਰਵਾਜ਼ੇ ਹਨਜੋ ਕਿ ਟਾਪੂਤੇਰਾਤ ​​ਨੂੰ ਹਨੇਰੀਆਂ ਵਿਚ ਜਾਲੀਦਾਰ ਅਤੇ ਲੱਕੜਾਂਨਾਲ ਬੰਨ੍ਹੇ ਹੋਏ ਹਨਜਾਂ ਹੋਲੀ ਆਈਲੈਂਡ ਉੱਤੇ ਭੇਡਾਂ ਦਾ ਦਰਵਾਜ਼ਾ ਜਿਹੜਾ ਇੱਕ ਧਾਤ ਦਾ ਦਰਵਾਜ਼ਾ ਹੈ ਜੋ ਸਿਰਫ ਇੱਕ ਵਿਅਕਤੀ ਨੂੰ ਹੀ ਲੰਘਦਾਹੈ ਅਤੇ ਖੇਤ ਵਿੱਚ ਭੇਡਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਚੰਗੀ ਤਰ੍ਹਾਂ ਜਾਣਦਾ ਹੈਗੇਟਸ ਨਿਯੰਤਰਣ ਦੀਆਂ ਥਾਂਵਾਂ ਅਤੇ ਗਤੀਵਿਧੀਆਂ ਦੀਆਂ ਸੀਮਾਵਾਂ ਹਨਫਾਟਕ ਰੱਖਿਅਕਮਹੱਤਵਪੂਰਣ ਲੋਕ ਹੁੰਦੇ ਹਨ ਜਿਵੇਂ ਕਿ ਲਾਕ ਕੀਪਰ ਅਤੇ ਚਰਵਾਹੇ.

ਸ਼ਾਇਦ ਯਿਸੂ ਦਾ ਸਭ ਤੋਂ ਸ਼ਕਤੀਸ਼ਾਲੀ ਚਿੱਤਰ ਉਸ ਦੇ ਮੋersਿਆਂ 'ਤੇ ਗੁੰਮੀਆਂ ਹੋਈਆਂ ਭੇਡਾਂ ਵਾਂਗ ਇੱਕ ਚੰਗਾ ਆਜੜੀ ਹੈਯਿਸੂ ਚੰਗਾ ਅਯਾਲੀਗੁਆਚਣ ਦੀ ਭਾਲ ਕਰਨ ਅਤੇ ਬਚਾਉਣ ਲਈ ਆਇਆ ਹੈਬਾਈਬਲ ਦਾ ਸਭ ਤੋਂ ਮਸ਼ਹੂਰ ਟੈਕਸਟ ਹੈ “ਮੇਰੇ ਚਰਵਾਹੇ ਪ੍ਰਭੂ” ਜ਼ਬੂਰ 23. ਇਹਰੱਬ ਦਾ ਬਹੁਤ ਪ੍ਰਭਾਵਸ਼ਾਲੀ ਚਿੱਤਰ ਹੈ.

ਤੁਹਾਡੀ ਜਿੰਦਗੀ ਵਿਚ ਕੌਣ ਤੁਹਾਡੇ ਲਈ ਚੰਗਾ ਚਰਵਾਹਾ ਰਿਹਾ ਹੈ?

ਮੈਂ ਬਹੁਤ ਸਾਰੇ ਲੋਕਾਂ ਬਾਰੇ ਸੋਚ ਸਕਦਾ ਹਾਂਤੁਹਾਡੇ ਚੰਗੇ ਚਰਵਾਹੇ ਕੌਣ ਹਨ?

ਇੱਥੇ ਹਮੇਸ਼ਾ ਬਹੁਤ ਸਾਰੀਆਂ ਆਵਾਜ਼ਾਂ ਸਾਡੇ ਧਿਆਨ ਲਈ ਮੁਕਾਬਲਾ ਕਰਦੀਆਂ ਹਨਇੱਥੇ ਅਯਾਲੀ ਹਨ ਜੋ ਯਿਸੂ ਦੇ ਬਿਮਾਰ ਲੋਕਾਂ ਅਤੇ ਕਮਜ਼ੋਰਲੋਕਾਂ ਅਤੇ ਉਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਦੇ ਕਿਨਾਰਿਆਂ ਨਾਲ ਪਿਆਰ ਨਹੀਂ ਸਾਂਝਾ ਕਰਦੇ ਇਸ ਕੋਵੀਡ 19 ਲਾਕਡਾਉਨ ਵਿੱਚ ਤਿੱਖੀ ਆਵਾਜ਼ਾਂ ਹਨ (ਹਿਟਲਰਅਤੇਮੋਸੇਲੀ ਜਿਵੇਂ 1930 ਦੇ ਦਹਾਕੇ ਵਿੱਚਅਤੇ ਇਹ ਵੀ ਆਵਾਜ਼ਾਂ ਜੋ ਮਜ਼ਬੂਤਚੁਸਤ ਅਤੇ ਭਰਮਾਉਣ ਵਾਲੀਆਂ ਲੱਗਦੀਆਂ ਹਨਸਾਵਧਾਨ ਰਹੋਸਮਝਦਾਰ ਬਣੋਕੀ ਇਹ ਆਗੂ ਇਕ ਗੁਆਚੀ ਹੋਈ ਭੇਡ ਦੀ ਵੀ ਦੇਖਭਾਲ ਕਰਦੇ ਹਨਕੀ ਉਹ ਆਪਣੇ ਲੋਕਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਭੋਜਨ ਅਤੇ ਪਾਣੀ ਦਿੰਦੇ ਹੋਏਜੀਵਨ ਦੇ ਰਹੇ ਹਨ?

ਅਸੀਂ ਕਿਹੜੇ ਫਾਟਕ ਰਾਹੀਂ ਦੂਜਿਆਂ ਦੀ ਅਗਵਾਈ ਕਰਦੇ ਹਾਂਸਰੀਰਕਅਧਿਆਤਮਕਭਾਵਨਾਤਮਕ ਤੌਰ ਤੇ ਆਪਣੀ ਰੱਖਿਆ ਲਈ ਅਸੀਂਕਿਹੜੇ ਦਰਵਾਜ਼ੇ ਬਣਾਉਂਦੇ ਹਾਂਸੀਮਾਵਾਂ ਸੁਰੱਖਿਅਤ ਥਾਵਾਂ ਬਣਾਉਣ ਲਈ ਮਹੱਤਵਪੂਰਨ ਹਨ.

ਚੰਗੇ ਚਰਵਾਹੇ ਇੱਕ ਬੁੱਧੀਮਾਨ ਪਹਾੜੀ ਗਾਈਡ ਦੀ ਤਰ੍ਹਾਂ ਈਮਾਨਦਾਰੀ ਰੱਖਦੇ ਹਨਉਹ ਭੂਮੀ ਨੂੰ ਜਾਣਦੇ ਹਨਉਹ ਰਸਤੇ ਅਤੇ ਮੁਸ਼ਕਲਾਂ ਨੂੰਜਾਣਦੇ ਹਨਕਿਸੇ ਵੀ ਬਜ਼ੁਰਗ ਚਰਵਾਹੇ ਤੇ ਭਰੋਸਾ ਨਾ ਕਰੋਆਮੀਨ



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