August 8, 2021
What good is a watch dog that doesn’t bark? Most people who have a watchdog use them to protect property. Maybe it’s a farmer or a rancher, but watch dogs have been used to protect for centuries. It would be hard to imagine a watch dog that stays quiet and doesn’t bark. Barking tells the people inside the house that there is something outside that needs attention, danger is close. Sheep dogs have kept sheep safe from wolves while shepherds sleep or look for lost sheep.
This week we are going to complete our series in the book of Acts called Sent. In this last sermon, we will see how Paul challenges the Ephesian elders to keep watch over the flock, the church. How can you and I keep watch today? What dangers should we be aware of that we can alert one another about?