Jesus Christ, the Son of God, came from the Father and became flesh among us in order to rescue us, His sheep. He laid down His life for us and took it up again in order to give us eternal life. By the preaching of His Gospel, He calls His sheep to Himself and keeps them with Him forever. As they hear His voice and follow Him, they will never perish. In the same way, faithful pastors care for the church of God, which He obtained with His own blood, testifying to the whole world of repentance and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.