The Abundant Life
I Came That They Might Have Life to the full!
False Shepherds Impose Themselves
John 10:1 I tell you the truth, the man who does not enter the sheep pen by the gate, but climbs in by some other way, is a thief and a robber.
The True Shepherd is Legitimate
John 10:2 The man who enters by the gate is the shepherd of His sheep.
The True Shepherd Calls Us
John 10:3 The watchman opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.
The True Shepherd Leads Us
John 10:4 When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice.
True Sheep Follow The Shepherd
John 10:5 But they will never follow a stranger; in fact, they will run away from him because they do not recognize a stranger’s voice.
True Sheep Understand The Shepherd
John 10:6 Jesus used this figure of speech, but they did not understand what He was telling them.
Our Shepherd Is The Entryway To Life
John 10:7-8 Therefore Jesus said again, “I tell you the truth, I am the gate for the sheep. All who ever came before Me were thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them.
Our Shepherd Feeds Us
John 10:9 I am the gate; whoever enters through Me will be saved. He will come in and go out, and find pasture.
Our Shepherd Offers Us Abundant Life
John 10:10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
Our Shepherd Gives His Life For Us
John 10:11 I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep.
Our Shepherd Will Not Abandon Us
John 10:12-13 The hired hand is not the shepherd who owns the sheep. So when he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away. Then the wolf attacks the flock and scatters it. The man runs away because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep.
The Abundant Life Is In a Relationship
John 10:14 I am the good shepherd; I know My sheep and My sheep know Me…