Good Shepherd

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Today's reading: John 10:1-21, Psalm 23:1-6

Using the metaphor of a shepherd and his flock of sheep (an image that would be very familiar to those around Him) Jesus delivers the message that He is the Savior whom they have been waiting for.

"'Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep... I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture... I came that they may have life and have it abundantly'" (vs. 7, 9-10).

What a powerful depiction and explanation of who Jesus is and the loving relationship He has with those who choose to follow Him, as well as His desire for all people to have a personal relationship with Him. Thank you, Jesus!

"'I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep... I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep. And I have other sheep that are not of this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd'" (vs.11, 14-16).

What does Jesus being "the good shepherd" mean to you? What's one example of how you've experienced Jesus being your shepherd (as described in John 10 and/or Psalm 23)? What does this passage convey about God's care for and interest in you? Tami

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Tami, Good Shepherd is Jesus!

Good Shepherd from this passage means good
He is a personal Shepherd " He calls them my name"
He leads them, He goes before them, He knows their voice
and the sheep knows and hears his voice.
I will never forget how the Lord used His Words in the Bible to
answer a prayer request of mine. Should I stay or go home and the
words from my Bible reading for the day was "Go home to thy family and
tell them what thous has learned! I was sure to go and then I had peace in
my heart as I obey His word for my answer! This is just one time, I need
to think of other times to know that I was following His leading and not my own way.
God's care and love for in me:
willing to lay down his life to give me abundantly life
vs. 10,11 "I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. 11 I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. The Good Shepherd (Jesus) leads us and never leaves us.

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Hi, my name is Tami Weissert, the P4 facilitator and the "voice" behind the blogs. I'm passionate about helping people grow spiritually and actively encourage Bible engagement through conference speaking and writing. I also served as co-host of the Back to the Bible radio program for over 8 years. A little about me. I'm married to Jeff, and we love scuba diving, playing with our 3 dachshunds and going to Husker football games. I also love growing orchids, singing and Diet Pepsi. I hope you'll join in the conversation as we read the Bible and grow together.

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