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I AM Statements in John:

I Am the GOOD SHEPHERD - John 10:11

  • Bread of life (John 6:35)
  • Light of the world (8:12)
  • Door of the sheep (10:7)
  • Good shepherd (10:11)
  • The Resurrection and the Life (11:25)
  • Way, the Truth, Life (14:6)
  • The Truth (15:1)


THE GOOD SHEPHERD


“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd sacrifices his life for the sheep.” John 10:11

  • JESUS IS GOOD

I tell you the truth, anyone who sneaks over the wall of a sheepfold, rather than going through the gate, must surely be a thief and a robber! John 10:1

  • THERE IS A LEADING FORCE THAT IS BAD
  • Remember that people are not your enemy.


The thief's purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life. John 10:10


FOUR CHALLENGES TO BEING A SHEEP:

  1. Sheep get lost easy
  2. Sheep are defenseless
  3. Sheep are stubborn
  4. Sheep are filthy


  1. JESUS GUIDES
  2. He guides me along right paths Psalm 23:3
  3. The gatekeeper opens the gate for (the shepherd), and the sheep recognize his voice and come to him. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. 4 After he has gathered his own flock, he walks ahead of them, and they follow him because they know his voice.  John 10:3-4
  4. JESUS PROVIDES
  5. The Lord is my shepherd; I have all that I need. 2 He lets me rest in green meadows; he leads me beside peaceful streams. Psalm 23:1-2
  6. “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30
  7. JESUS CORRECTS
  8. God disciplines those he loves Hebrews 12:6
  9. Blessed is the one whom God corrects; so do not despise the discipline of the Almighty. 18 For he wounds, but he also binds up; he injures, but his hands also heal. Job 5:17-18
  10. No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. Hebrews 12:11
  11. JESUS PROTECTS
  12. 4 Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. 5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. 6 Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Ps. 23:4-6
  13. “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? 5 And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders 6 and goes home. Luke 15:4-6


THE GOOD SHEPHERD LAYS DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS SHEEP.