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Lecture 9, Irresistible Call (Part 2):

Popular culture generally depicts sheep as cuddly, peaceful animals. Yet, those who have spent even a small amount of time around sheep know that they are stubborn, wayward, smelly, and sometimes even vicious. This truth makes Jesus’ comparison to His followers as sheep all the more poignant. We, as sinners, possess all of these qualities, some in more abundance than others. Yet, the analogy finds its most power in our Good Shepherd’s willingness to know us personally, to ensure our safety, and to bring us to His Father’s house. As Dr. Lawson explains in this lesson, the call of Christ to follow Him, applied by the Holy Spirit, exhibits such amazing grace and kindness that it should pull our heartstrings perpetually.