I Am The Door of the Sheep, the Good ShepardSeries: I AM - Jesus in the Book of John
Bible References: John 10:1-21
- What is the contrast between the thief/robber and the shepherd of the sheep in John 10:1-2?
- What are the qualities of the sheep mentioned by Jesus (John 10:3-5)?
- According to John 10:6, the listeners of Jesus do not understand Jesus' illustration. What is Jesus' point(s)?
- What does Jesus claim to be in John 10:7?
- What/who is the "door of the sheep" in Jesus' figure?
- What blessing is attached to entering by the door (John 10:9)?
- What is the contrast between the intentions of the thief and the intentions of Jesus (John 10:10)?
- What is the contrast between the hireling and the "good shepherd” (John 10:11-13)?
- Who are the "other sheep" Jesus spoke of and when do they become "one flock" (John 10:16; Eph. 2:13-22)?
- What does Jesus say He had the power to do (John 10:17-18)?
- 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)?
- What is the reaction of those who heard these claims of Jesus (John 10:19-21)?
- Put this claim of Jesus, "I am the Door of the sheep. I am the good Shepherd," in your own words.
- How does this truth help form your concept of Jesus as the Son of God?