Quick Study: John 10 and Psalm 23

“The Good Shepherd”
See details in the last paragraph of this post.

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Read John 10:1-30 here.  The assigned lesson is John 10:1-10, but to me it makes no sense to break-up this passage. It coheres too closely. Here is an outline and summary:

I. In John 10 Jesus has one name for his people. Fourteen times he calls his people  “sheep.” 

  • His sheep have a highly developed sense of hearing.  They must, for it is the only one of the five senses mentioned in the passage.
  • Sheep hear the voice of the shepherd. The shepherd calls his own sheep by name, and leads them out. The shepherd knows the name of the sheep!
  • When the shepherd has brought out all his own sheep, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him and know his voice. No doubt, like the Shepherd of Psalm 23, He leads them to green pastures and still waters.
  • The sheep of Jesus will not follow a stranger, they flee strangers, because they do not know the voice of strangers. (Click on page 2 below to continue).
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