"Good Shepherd, Lamb of God" by Elder Gerrit W. Gong

Didn’t you love the counting sheep opening of “Good Shepherd, Lamb of God” by Elder Gerrit W. Gong? Everyone was visualizing sheep jumping over a fence, right?

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Thanks to volunteer, Bonnie, for helping provide these great questions!

Questions to Ponder

  • What things do you do to help Christ "restoreth" your soul?

  • How can we use the Come Follow Me Program to help restore our souls?

  • How can we succor each precious lamb in our own flock? Who is in our flock?

  • How does the Savior uniquely bless us as the Good Shepherd and the Lamb of God?

  • Can you think of someone who might be the lost lamb?

  • How can we help bring lost lamb back into the fold?

  • How does the Lord minister to the one and the ninety-and-nine at the same time?

  • How can we follow the Lord's example and find the one and also keep ministering to the ninety-and-nine? How do we know we are doing things in the Lord’s way?

  • How can we personally feed His sheep?

  • When has the Savior ministered personally to you? How did it impact you? How did that experience help you minister to others?

  • What can we do to prevent sheep from going astray in the first place? What can we do to quickly go after them if they do go astray?

  • What role does agency play in finding sheep? How does the Savior handle sheep that want to stay lost? What can we do in that situation?

  • How can we avoid the following when watching over our flock?

    • slumbering

    • scattering sheep

    • causing sheep to go astray

    • look our own way for our own gain

  • What can we do to help all of Christ’s sheep to feel welcome and comfortable at church and amongst the rest of the sheep?

  • How can we as one of His fold show our gratitude and love for our Savior?

  • How can we gain a greater testimony of the Atonement of Jesus Christ?

  • It would be nice to display a picture of the Savior with His sheep for a visual aid for this discussion. There is one from Elder Gong's talk that is particularly poignant because "the one" He is holding is a dark sheep among the rest of the light-colored flock. Sometimes "the one" feels different and not accepted, but in this picture the Savior is lovingly holding and caring for "the one" as He is also surrounded and being watchful over the rest of His flock.