The Good Shepherd

The Good Shepherd

The Characters in John 10:

  1. The Sheep

The Nature of Sheep
      Sheep are Vulnerable
      Sheep are Valuable

The Response of Sheep
They know the voice of their shepherd (10:4)
They follow the shepherd (10:4)

2. The Thief (10:1,5,8,10)

His Mission: To steal, kill, and destroy

3. The Hired Hand (10:12-13)

Isn’t willing to put the sheep above himself
Flees at the first sign of danger

4. The Good Shepherd (10:11 & 14)

He gives abundant and eternal life (10:10, 28)

He lays down His life (10:11, 15, 17 & 18)

He knows His own (10:14)

He unifies the flock (10:16)

He will never let go (10:28-29)

Four Truths from John 10:

  1. You are vulnerable and valuable
  2. There is an enemy seeking to devour you  (1 Peter 5:8 & Matthew 26:41)
  3. Lesser shepherds will fail you (Psalm 146:3-5 & 118:8-9)
  4. Jesus is the Good Shepherd sent to rescue and bring you home. (Psalm 23)