The Good Shepherd

January 31, 2021 Speaker: Jeff Bedwell Series: Who is Jesus?

Passage: John 10:1–10:21

Series: Who Is Jesus?
Message: The Good Shepherd
Scripture: John 10:1-21

What kind of animal would you describe yourself as?

Sheep:

  • Get lost Easily
  • Are Defenseless
  • Can be very Stubborn
  • Are Filthy

Notice The Shepherd’s:

  1. Intimate Knowledge (14)

The Good Shepherd Knows Our:

  • Name (3)
  • Nature (14)
  • Needs (9)
  1. Immense Provision (10)

The Good Shepherd:

  • Calls (3)
  • Leads (3)
  • Protects

3 Tools The Shepherd Uses:

  • Sling
  • Rod
  • Staff
  1. Incredible Love (11-15)

3 Different Groups Relating To the Sheep:

  • Thieves And Robbers
  • Hired Hands
  • The Good Shepherd

3 Truths about the Shepherd’s Death (11, 17-18):

  • Voluntary
  • Vicarious
  • Victorious

My Response to the Shepherd

  1. Listen To His Voice
  • Am I actively listening to the voice of my Shepherd?
  • How am I listening to His voice?
  1. Follow His Leadership

Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker! For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts…,” (Psalm 95:6–8)

  • How am I responding to the voice of my Shepherd?
  • Is my obedience to His calling immediate and complete?
  1. Trust His Provision
  • Where is my Shepherd leading me that will require me to trust in His provision and not on my own ability?
  • What is the difficult situation, circumstance, or relationship where my Shepherd is calling me to trust in His provision?
  • Have I trusted in God’s provision for my forgiveness and salvation through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ?

So Jesus again said to them,“Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. All who came before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture.” (John 10:7–9) 

Making It Personal

  • Review the questions in the “My Response to the Shepherd” section above. Spend some time in God’s presence allowing the Holy Spirit to guide you in a time of reflection and application.
  • Who can I share these truths with?

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