The Good Shepherd
HEAR HIS PROMISE
John 10:9-10 || Jesus wants you to “hear” Psalm 23 when he speaks of these things. He wants you to “hear” that when you put your trust in Him, you WILL be saved. His purpose is not to steal, kill and destroy (which is the purpose of the thief, the evil one) but rather to give abundant life! FULL LIFE!
Dig Deeper: Psalm 23, Psalm 80, Isaiah 40, Jeremiah 23:1-6, Hebrews 13:20-21,
WHO IS JESUS?
John 10:11 || Jesus is the Good Shepherd. How do we know He is GOOD? He lays down His life for the sheep. NOTE: the Greek word for “life” is “psyche” which is often translated “soul” (see Psalm 23:3!!!!). Jesus is going to give EVERYTHING for us. To absorb upon Himself all of the evil, darkness, suffering and death that would have come to us...it all went to HIM.
Dig Deeper: Isaiah 53, Peter 2:23-25
WHAT IS HIS MISSION?
John 10:16 || “They will listen to my voice...there shall be one flock...one Shepherd.”
Dig Deeper: Isaiah 49:5-6, Ephesians 2:10-4:6
WHAT IS HIS POWER?
John 10:18 || The AUTHORITY He has over death and life is the AUTHORITY He uses to invite us and empower us to join Him in His mission!