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I Am The Door of the Sheep, the Good Shepard

Series: I AM - Jesus in the Book of John

Bible References: John 10:1-21

Discussion Questions:

  1. What is the contrast between the thief/robber and the shepherd of the sheep in John 10:1-2? 
  2. What are the qualities of the sheep mentioned by Jesus (John 10:3-5)?
    1. According to John 10:6, the listeners of Jesus do not understand Jesus' illustration. What is Jesus' point(s)? 
  3. What does Jesus claim to be in John 10:7? 
  4. What/who is the "door of the sheep" in Jesus' figure?
  5. What blessing is attached to entering by the door (John 10:9)? 
  6. What is the contrast between the intentions of the thief and the intentions of Jesus (John 10:10)? 
  7. What is the contrast between the hireling and the "good shepherd” (John 10:11-13)? 
  8. Who are the "other sheep" Jesus spoke of and when do they become "one flock"  (John 10:16; Eph. 2:13-22)?
  9. What does Jesus say He had the power to do (John 10:17-18)? 
    1. If this is true, why does Jesus pray, "Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will but as you will," (Matt. 26:36)? 
  10. What is the reaction of those who heard these claims of Jesus (John 10:19-21)? 
  11. Put this claim of Jesus, "I am the Door of the sheep. I am the good Shepherd," in your own words. 
  12. How does this truth help form your concept of Jesus as the Son of God?
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