The Ideal Shepherd 10 1“I assure you: Anyone who doesn’t enter the sheep pen by the door but climbs in some other way, is a thief and a robber. 2The one who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. 3The doorkeeper opens it for him, and the sheep hear his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. 4When he has brought all his own outside, he goes ahead of them. The sheep follow him because they recognize his voice. 5They will never follow a stranger; instead they will run away from him, because they don’t recognize the voice of strangers.” 6Jesus gave them this illustration, but they did not understand what He was telling them.   The Good Shepherd   7So Jesus said again, “I assure you: I am the door of the sheep. 8All who came before Me[P] are thieves and robbers, but the sheep didn’t listen to them. 9I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved and will come in and go out and find pasture. 10A thief comes only to steal and to kill and to destroy. I have come so that they may have life and have it in abundance. 11“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. 12The hired man, since he is not the shepherd and doesn’t own the sheep, leaves them[Q] and runs away when he sees a wolf coming. The wolf then snatches and scatters them. 13This happens because he is a hired man and doesn’t care about the sheep. 14“I am the good shepherd. I know My own sheep, and they know Me, 15as the Father knows Me, and I know the Father. I lay down My life for the sheep. 16But I have other sheep that are not of this fold; I must bring them also, and they will listen to My voice. Then there will be one flock, one shepherd. 17This is why the Father loves Me, because I am laying down My life so I may take it up again. 18No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down on My own. I have the right to lay it down, and I have the right to take it up again. I have received this command from My Father.” 19Again a division took place among the Jews because of these words. 20Many of them were saying, “He has a demon and He’s crazy! Why do you listen to Him?” 21Others were saying, “These aren’t the words of someone demon-possessed. Can a demon open the eyes of the blind?”   Jesus at the Festival of Dedication   22Then the Festival of Dedication[R] took place in Jerusalem, and it was winter. 23Jesus was walking in the temple complex in Solomon’s Colonnade.[S] 24Then the Jews surrounded Him and asked, “How long are You going to keep us in suspense?[T] If You are the Messiah, tell us plainly.”[U] 25“I did tell you and you don’t believe,” Jesus answered them. “The works that I do in My Father’s name testify about Me. 26But you don’t believe because you are not My sheep.[V] 27My sheep hear My voice, I know them, and they follow Me. 28I give them eternal life, and they will never perish—ever! No one will snatch them out of My hand. 29My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all. No one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. 30The Father and I are one.”[W]   Renewed Efforts to Stone Jesus   31Again the Jews picked up rocks to stone Him. 32Jesus replied, “I have shown you many good works from the Father. Which of these works are you stoning Me for?” 33“We aren’t stoning You for a good work,” the Jews answered, “but for blasphemy, because You—being a man—make Yourself God.” 34Jesus answered them, “Isn’t it written in your scripture,[X] I said, you are gods?[Y] 35If He called those whom the word of God came to ‘gods’—and the Scripture cannot be broken— 36do you say, ‘You are blaspheming’ to the One the Father set apart and sent into the world, because I said: I am the Son of God? 37If I am not doing My Father’s works, don’t believe Me. 38But if I am doing them and you don’t believe Me, believe the works. This way you will know and understand[Z] that the Father is in Me and I in the Father.” 39Then they were trying again to seize Him, yet He eluded their grasp.   Many beyond the Jordan Believe in Jesus   40So He departed again across the Jordan to the place where John had been baptizing earlier, and He remained there. 41Many came to Him and said, “John never did a sign, but everything John said about this man was true.” 42And many believed in Him there.
Stacey Conroy
“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. I tell you the tr... Read More
“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. Anyone who breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:17-20 For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.” For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes. Therefore, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord. 1 Corinthians 11:23-27 1. We are entering into the great body of the sermon 2. Jesus is taking great pains to relate His teachings to the Old Testament Old Testament scripture refers to the law and prophets v. 17 Jesus is saying, "When you read scripture you are reading scripture about Me" Jesus is upholding the value and truthfulness of the Old Testament If he called them ‘gods,’ to whom the word of God came–and the Scripture cannot be broken John 10:35 v. 18 Jesus is saying, "Everything written will be fulfilled by Me" Everything must be accomplished Jesus validates what is written in the Old Testament because He fulfills it all Every word in the Old Testament points to Jesus Jesus is conveying that He is the Messiah 3. Pure Revelation He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you nor your fathers had known, to teach you that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord. Deuteronomy 8:3 Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” Matthew 4:4 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it. John 1:1-5 Jesus is the source of Life, broken and bruised to take away the sins of man . . . That is why we take communion Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6 Kingdom Preaching "The Law and the Prophets were proclaimed until John. Since that time, the good news of the kingdom of God is being preached, and everyone is forcing his way into it. Luke 16:16 You proclaim news with words and Jesus is the Word v. 19-20 Jesus is telling us that in order to do better than the law and the prophets and pharisees and scribes you would have to live perfect and that is not possible
tnbassman10
I. Introduction If you were going to attack the foundation of Christianity, what would be the first place to start? Attacking the validit... Read More
I. Introduction If you were going to attack the foundation of Christianity, what would be the first place to start? Attacking the validity of Jesus Christ. Was Jesus Christ a real historical person? Did He really claim to be the Son of God? Was He what He claimed to be? There have been a number of movies and shows recently that have attacked the validity of Jesus Christ such as "The Beast" (2005), "The Da Vinci Code" (2006), "The God Who Wasn't There" (2005), and "Angels & Demons" (2009). Hollywood loves to push a humanistic world-view upon its viewers. Does the evidence in place support Jesus Christ or is there a lack of evidence to prove his existence? II. The Bible The earlier lessons we have proven the validity of the Bible as God's inspired Word. What does the Bible say about Jesus Christ? 1. Jesus Christ Jesus Christ claims to be the Son of God John 5:17-20; 10:27-33 Luke 18:9-14 2. The Apostles The Apostles claimed that Jesus Christ was the Son of God Matt 16:13-16; Acts 2:36 3. The Messianic Prophecies Perhaps the strongest arguments for the existence and proof of Jesus Christ is all the prophecies about Him in the Bible. There are more than 300 Messianic prophecies about Jesus Christ written hundreds and even thousands of years before He walked the Earth that all came true. Here are just some of them: Prophecy | Prediction | Fulfillment Born of a virgin | Isa 7:14 | Matt 1:18-25 Born in Bethlehem | Micah 5:2 | Matt 2:1 Lineage of Abraham | Gen 22:18 | Matt 1:1 Tribe of Judah | Gen 49:10 | Matt 1:2 From house of David | Jere 23:5 | Matt 1:1 Preach parables | Psa 78:2 | Matt 13:34 Great healer | Isa 35:5-6 | Matt 9:35 Jerusalem donkey | Zech 9:9 | Matt 21:6-11 Betrayed by friend | Psa 41:9 | Matt 10:4 30 pieces of silver | Zech 11:12 | Matt 26:15 Pierced hands | Psa 22:16 | Matt 27:35 No bones broken | Psa 34:20 | John 19:33 Casting lots | Psa 22:18 | Matt 27:35 Pierced side | Zech 12:10 | John 19:34 Rich man's tomb | Isa 53:9 | Matt 27:57-60 While these prophecies may not prove Jesus walked the Earth to unbelievers, they provide powerful testimony to the inspiration of the Bible and Christ's deity. Continue to Part 2...
jimmymosley1944
L380, T24:45
L380, T24:45
Shilston
This is how Jesus is willing to die for his sheep (us)- he is meaning his crucifixion when he died for us.
This is how Jesus is willing to die for his sheep (us)- he is meaning his crucifixion when he died for us.
Zoe Schoppa
Even favored Godly men sinned greatly. Not at all an excuse for my sin but it is a reminder that Christ will never forsake me.
Even favored Godly men sinned greatly. Not at all an excuse for my sin but it is a reminder that Christ will never forsake me.
nolinjr
Once we become part of the Lord's flock nothing can take us away.
Once we become part of the Lord's flock nothing can take us away.
nolinjr
The good Shepherd will protect what belongs to him.
The good Shepherd will protect what belongs to him.
Matthew Kwan
1.Good Shepard =Good Gate 2.Only way to God is THE Gate 3.What we want to know is "is there a God?" 4. If there is no God , nothing matte... Read More
1.Good Shepard =Good Gate 2.Only way to God is THE Gate 3.What we want to know is "is there a God?" 4. If there is no God , nothing matters. If there is a God , everything matters; because one day when you die , you will recount everything you have done in your life to God. 5. Anyone else who is not God who comes through the Gate comes to steal and destroy. But Jesus came so that we may have life , and live it to the full. 6. We, as God's sheep, will know his voice so that not only will we not follow other Gods or idols but also know right from wrong and whether what you are thinking comes from God.
mississippi
Jesus is the door to the kingdom of heaven. The way is a narrow path and many will not make it. There is not another way no matter what ... Read More
Jesus is the door to the kingdom of heaven. The way is a narrow path and many will not make it. There is not another way no matter what people think. The Bible is clear. Since we as Christians have the only way to heaven, given to us by Jesus, we should feel compelled to share the way to the door with other people.
toniann
You GET to pray. Prayer is an inward change. Turn off all the noise. Don't do all the talking. Meditate on the words of God. Slow down... Read More
You GET to pray. Prayer is an inward change. Turn off all the noise. Don't do all the talking. Meditate on the words of God. Slow down and let God speak. We seek Gods hands before his face. Gods kingdom should be perfected before man's kingdom is built. Keep moving forward toward God. He will open and close doors. Listen to him. Give us this day our daily bread. Forgive. Unforgiveness is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die. Forgive those who will not even ask for forgiveness. Don't treat the devil like he is nothing and a nobody. Let Jesus do your fighting for you. Acknowledge the glory. Hoe much do you believe that God can do miracles through you? 1Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. -Philippians 4:6-7 (NASB)
Can i read the Bible on my phone/tablet?
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