The Good Shepherd


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JESUS IS part 4


Introduction: Two questions will determine the course of your life:

Question #1: How do you see God?

“What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.”

A.W Tozer - Knowledge of the Holy

Question #2: How do you think God sees you?

Seeing the people [multitudes], He felt compassion for them, because they were distressed and dispirited [downcast], like sheep without a shepherd.

Matthew 9:36

  • Compassion – A deep awareness and understanding of the suffering of others that compels you to do something about it.


  • Question – How does God communicate the depth of His compassion and concern to finite people who simply can’t understand?


  • Answer – The sheep and shepherd metaphor (John 10 + Psalm 23)


Every Sheep Needs a Shepherd (John 10)

Jesus is the ______ Shepherd. (v. 1-6)

  • The Parable (v. 1-6)


  • The Teaching (v. 7-10)
    • His Offer (v. 9)
    • His Purpose (v. 10)

The good Shepherd ____ ______ His life for the sheep. (v. 11-21)

  • He offers His life “in our place.” (v. 15)


  • He offers His life to all people. (v. 16)


  • He offers His life voluntarily. (v. 18)


The good Shepherd reveals His identity as Savior and _____. (v. 28-29)

  • His promise (v. 28-29)


  • His identity (v. 30)


  • Two Vivid Responses (v. 39-42)


Jesus wants to be ______ good Shepherd. (Psalm 23)

  1. To meet your deepest ______.
    The Lord is my Shepherd,
    I shall not want. (v.1)
  2. To ________ your soul.
    He makes me lie down in green pastures;
    He leads me beside quiet waters.
    He restores my soul; (v. 2-3a)
  3. To ______ and direct your life.
    He guides me in the paths of righteousness
    for His name’s sake. (v. 23:3b)
  4. To ______ you from evil.
    Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
    I fear no evil, for You are with me;
    Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. (v. 4)
  5. To fill your life with _____.
    You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
    You have anointed my head with oil; my cup overflows.
    Surely goodness and lovingkindness will follow me
    all the days of my life. (v. 5-6a)
  6. To give you ________ life.
    And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. (v. 6b)

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