I AM…the Gate and the Good Shepherd

We continued our series “I AM” this weekend at  by looking at two of Jesus’ declarations: “I am the gate” and “I am the good shepherd” from John 10:1-21.

You can listen to my message online at the Eastbrook web-site here. You can also subscribe to the Eastbrook podcast here or follow Eastbrook Church on Twitter.

Here is a slightly more in-depth outline than was found in the bulletin today.

Jesus the Gate-Shepherd Who Guards His Own (10:7-10)

  • The gate versus the robbers
  • The provision of the gate: safety
  • The goal of the gate: full life

Jesus the Good Shepherd Who Lays Down His Life (10:11-13, 15-18)

  • The Good Shepherd versus the hired hand (10:11-13)
  • Ezekiel 34:1-10 on the failed shepherds
  • Jesus’ way of laying down His life: authority (10:15-18)

Jesus the Good Shepherd Who Knows His Own Intimately (10:14, 2-5)

  • The good shepherd and sheep: a knowing relationship
  • The nature of the relationship: Speaking and listening
  • The practice of the relationship: leading and following

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