Scripture Reading: John 10:1-18
Memory Verse: “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep." John 10:11
- The Father gives Jesus permission to be our Shepherd
- Beware of false shepherds!
- Desires to save the sheep, and give them abundant life!
- Will die for the sheep! Verse 11, 15, 17
- Some want only to steal, kill destroy!
- Some are only hire hands. Verses 12-13
- He knows each one and each one knows Him: PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP/COMMUNICATION
- He leads them out by his voice! Verses 3, 5: PERSONAL DIRECTION/PROVISION
- He dies for the sheep! Verse 18, PERSONAL PROTECTION/DELIVERANCE
- They know Him: verse 14
- They hear His voice, verse 8
- They follow Him
- They enter through Him
- They find blessing in Him
- They follow Him together in the flock and He provides for them in the same way!!!!
- Have you become His lamb?
- Do you know and follow His voice?
- Do you depend on His protection and provision?
- Have you followed another shepherd?