September 26, 2021

THE GOOD SHEPHERD: Character Of Christ

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Passage: John 10:11-21
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THE GOOD SHEPHERD: Character Of Christ

John 10:11-18 (NASB)
11  "I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep.
12  "He who is a hired hand, and not a shepherd, who is not the owner of the sheep, sees the wolf coming, and leaves the sheep and flees, and the wolf snatches them and scatters them.
13  "He flees because he is a hired hand and is not concerned about the sheep.
14  "I am the good shepherd, and I know My own and My own know Me,
15  even as the Father knows Me and I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep.
16  "I have other sheep, which are not of this fold; I must bring them also, and they will hear My voice; and they will become one flock with one shepherd.
17  "For this reason the Father loves Me, because I lay down My life so that I may take it again.
18  "No one has taken it away from Me, but I lay it down on My own initiative. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This commandment I received from My Father."

  1. Concern & Sacrifice

John 10:11-13 (NASB)
11  "I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep.
12  "He who is a hired hand, and not a shepherd, who is not the owner of the sheep, sees the wolf coming, and leaves the sheep and flees, and the wolf snatches them and scatters them.
13  "He flees because he is a hired hand and is not concerned about the sheep.

  1. Connection & Love

John 10:14-15 (NASB)
14  "I am the good shepherd, and I know My own and My own know Me,
15  even as the Father knows Me and I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep.

  1. Commitment To Unite

John 10:16 (NASB)
16  "I have other sheep, which are not of this fold; I must bring them also, and they will hear My voice; and they will become one flock with one shepherd.

  1. Commandment Authority

John 10:17-18 (NASB)
17  "For this reason the Father loves Me, because I lay down My life so that I may take it again.
18  "No one has taken it away from Me, but I lay it down on My own initiative. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This commandment I received from My Father."

  1. Conflict Concerning His Character

John 10:19-21 (NASB)
19  A division occurred again among the Jews because of these words.
20  Many of them were saying, "He has a demon and is insane. Why do you listen to Him?"
21  Others were saying, "These are not the sayings of one demon-possessed. A demon cannot open the eyes of the blind, can he?"

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