The Good Shepherd

By March 10, 2019 Message Notes

(John 10:9-16 NLT) Yes, I am the gate. Those who come in through me will be saved. They will come and go freely and will find good pastures. (10) The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life. (11) “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd sacrifices his life for the sheep. (12) A hired hand will run when he sees a wolf coming. He will abandon the sheep because they don’t belong to him and he isn’t their shepherd. And so the wolf attacks them and scatters the flock. (13) The hired hand runs away because he’s working only for the money and doesn’t really care about the sheep. (14) “I am the good shepherd; I know my own sheep, and they know me, (15) just as my Father knows me and I know the Father. So I sacrifice my life for the sheep. (16) I have other sheep, too, that are not in this sheepfold. I must bring them also. They will listen to my voice, and there will be one flock with one shepherd.

Jesus’ Purpose & Promise
(John 10:10 NLT) The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.

(John 10:9 NLT) Yes, I am the gate. Those who come in through me will be saved. They will come and go freely and will find good pastures.

Protection & Affection (One of His Own)
(John 10:12 NLT) A hired hand will run when he sees a wolf coming. He will abandon the sheep because they don’t belong to him and he isn’t their shepherd. And so the wolf attacks them and scatters the flock. (13) The hired hand runs away because he’s working only for the money and doesn’t really care about the sheep.

Personal Relationship
(John 10:14 NLT)“I am the good shepherd; I know my own sheep, and they know me,

Let’s Take Them Back!
(John 10:16 NLT)I have other sheep, too, that are not in this sheepfold. I must bring them also. They will listen to my voice, and there will be one flock with one shepherd.