Lord help us to see your love for us as we see this picture of you as our good Shepherd.
READ John 10:11-18
“I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me” John 10:14
- Make a list of how Jesus describes himself as shepherd.
- How does this contrast with the hired hand?
- What is the result of Jesus’s shepherding (v. 16)?
- Jesus says repeatedly in this short passage that He will lay down His life for His sheep. Count how many times he says it.
- After He lays down His life what does He do?
- Verse 18 brings a profound statement and a little revelation into the relationship between the Father and the Son. What does Jesus say?
- Jesus says, I have been given the “charge” to lay down my life, I have been given authority to do this and I do this because I choose to do it. Jesus loves you so much that He chose to lay down His life for you… His sheep. You are His. You are part of His flock. He cares for you as He cares for all of His sheep, with love, completely and sacrificially. What is your response?
- “Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant,equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.” Hebrews 13:20