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“I am the good shepherd,” Jesus proclaims to us. But we must also be sure not to privatize, romanticize, or simply internalize this good news, this reassurance. It’s not just for us. It’s not just about us. First John 3:16 gives John 3.16 context. First John 3:16 declares that, because Christ’s sacrifice means something, it calls us to something. The reason why many who are protesting, who are fighting for justice are giving up on the church is precisely because the church isn’t in the street with them. Not only should we be in the streets with them; we should be in the streets ahead of them. We should be the first to stand up and speak up, because that’s how the love of Christ, our Good Shepherd, should lead us.” For more of this sermon, watch below.