Jesus, The Good Shepherd

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Pastor Elio Marrocco's "Jesus, The Good Shepherd" sermon at New Life Christian Church on December 15, 2013. You can learn more about New Life Christian Church here: http://www.newlifecc.ca

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Jesus, The Good Shepherd

  1. 1. JESUS ‘THE GOOD SHEPHERD’
  2. 2. JESUS ‘THE GOOD SHEPHERD’ John 10:1-18 “Very truly I tell you Pharisees, anyone who does not enter the sheep pen by the gate, but climbs in by some other way, is a thief and a robber. 2 The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep. 3 The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice…
  3. 3. JESUS ‘THE GOOD SHEPHERD’ John 10:1-18 … He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.4 When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice.5 But they will never follow a stranger; in fact, they will run away from him because they do not recognize a stranger’s voice.” …
  4. 4. JESUS ‘THE GOOD SHEPHERD’ John 10:1-18 … 6 Jesus used this figure of speech, but the Pharisees did not understand what he was telling them. 7 Therefore Jesus said again, “Very truly I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep. 8 All who have come before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep have not listened to them…
  5. 5. JESUS ‘THE GOOD SHEPHERD’ John 10:1-18 …9 I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out, and find pasture. 10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full…
  6. 6. JESUS ‘THE GOOD SHEPHERD’ John 10:1-18 … 11 “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. 12 The hired hand is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep. So when he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away. Then the wolf attacks the flock and scatters it…
  7. 7. JESUS ‘THE GOOD SHEPHERD’ John 10:1-18 …13 The man runs away because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep. 14 “I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me— 15 just as the Father knows me and I know the Father—and I lay down my life for the sheep…
  8. 8. JESUS ‘THE GOOD SHEPHERD’ John 10:1-18 …16 I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also. They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd. 17 The reason my Father loves me is that I lay down my life—only to take it up again…
  9. 9. JESUS ‘THE GOOD SHEPHERD’ John 10:1-18 … 18 No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again. This command I received from my Father.”
  10. 10. JESUS ‘THE GOOD SHEPHERD’ Romans 1:16 ‘I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes.’
  11. 11. JESUS ‘THE GOOD SHEPHERD’ 2 Peter 3:18 ‘But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.’
  12. 12. JESUS ‘THE GOOD SHEPHERD’ John 10:11 "I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.
  13. 13. JESUS ‘THE GOOD SHEPHERD’ John 10:1 "I tell you the truth, the man who does not enter the sheep pen by the gate, but climbs in by some other way, is a thief and a robber.”
  14. 14. JESUS ‘THE GOOD SHEPHERD’ John 10:10 ‘I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.’
  15. 15. JESUS ‘THE GOOD SHEPHERD’ CHARACTERISTICS OF SHEEP 1. Sheep wander. Isaiah 53:6 ‘We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way.’
  16. 16. JESUS ‘THE GOOD SHEPHERD’ CHARACTERISTICS OF SHEEP 1. Sheep wander. 1 Timothy 6:10 ‘For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.’
  17. 17. JESUS ‘THE GOOD SHEPHERD’ CHARACTERISTICS OF SHEEP 1. Sheep wander. 1 Timothy 2:17-18 ‘Hymenaeus and Philetus, who have wandered away from the truth.’
  18. 18. JESUS ‘THE GOOD SHEPHERD’ CHARACTERISTICS OF SHEEP 1. Sheep wander. 1 Timothy 4:1 ‘The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons.’
  19. 19. JESUS ‘THE GOOD SHEPHERD’ CHARACTERISTICS OF SHEEP 1. Sheep wander. 2 Peter 2:15 ‘They have left the straightway and wandered off to follow the way of Balaam son of Beor, who loved the wages of wickedness.’
  20. 20. JESUS ‘THE GOOD SHEPHERD’ CHARACTERISTICS OF SHEEP 1. Sheep wander. Proverbs 16:25 ‘There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.’
  21. 21. JESUS ‘THE GOOD SHEPHERD’ 1 Kings 11:1-6 King Solomon, however, loved many foreign women besides Pharaoh’s daughter— Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Sidonians and Hittites. 2 They were from nations about which the LORD had told the Israelites, …
  22. 22. JESUS ‘THE GOOD SHEPHERD’ 1 Kings 11:1-6 … “You must not intermarry with them, because they will surely turn your hearts after their gods.” Nevertheless, Solomon held fast to them in love.3 He had seven hundred wives of royal birth and three hundred concubines, and his wives led him astray…
  23. 23. JESUS ‘THE GOOD SHEPHERD’ 1 Kings 11:1-6 …4 As Solomon grew old, his wives turned his heart after other gods, and his heart was not fully devoted to the LORD his God, as the heart of David his father had been. 5 He followed Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians, and Molek the detestable god of the Ammonites…
  24. 24. JESUS ‘THE GOOD SHEPHERD’ 1 Kings 11:1-6 …6 So Solomon did evil in the eyes of the LORD; he did not follow the LORD completely, as David his father had done.
  25. 25. JESUS ‘THE GOOD SHEPHERD’ CHARACTERISTICS OF SHEEP 1. Sheep wander. John 10:3 ‘The watchman opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.’
  26. 26. JESUS ‘THE GOOD SHEPHERD’ CHARACTERISTICS OF SHEEP 1. Sheep wander. Psalm 32:8 ‘I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go: I will guide you with mine eye.’
  27. 27. JESUS ‘THE GOOD SHEPHERD’ CHARACTERISTICS OF SHEEP 1. Sheep wander. Psalm 25:4-5 ‘Show me your ways, O LORD, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.’
  28. 28. JESUS ‘THE GOOD SHEPHERD’ CHARACTERISTICS OF SHEEP 2. Sheep are defenceless. Ecclesiastes 4:9-10, 12 ‘Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up...
  29. 29. JESUS ‘THE GOOD SHEPHERD’ CHARACTERISTICS OF SHEEP 2. Sheep are defenceless. Ecclesiastes 4:9-10, 12 ... But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up! Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.’
  30. 30. JESUS ‘THE GOOD SHEPHERD’ CHARACTERISTICS OF SHEEP 2. Sheep are defenceless. Matthew 18:19-20 "Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven…
  31. 31. JESUS ‘THE GOOD SHEPHERD’ CHARACTERISTICS OF SHEEP 2. Sheep are defenceless. Matthew 18:19-20 …For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them."
  32. 32. JESUS ‘THE GOOD SHEPHERD’ CHARACTERISTICS OF SHEEP 3. Sheep are stubborn. Leviticus 26:19 ‘I will break down your stubborn pride and make the sky above you like iron and the ground beneath you like bronze.’
  33. 33. JESUS ‘THE GOOD SHEPHERD’ CHARACTERISTICS OF SHEEP 3. Sheep are stubborn. Psalm 81:12 ‘So I gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices.’
  34. 34. JESUS ‘THE GOOD SHEPHERD’ CHARACTERISTICS OF SHEEP 3. Sheep are stubborn. Jeremiah 5:23-24 ‘But these people have stubborn and rebellious hearts; they have turned aside and gone away…
  35. 35. JESUS ‘THE GOOD SHEPHERD’ CHARACTERISTICS OF SHEEP 3. Sheep are stubborn. Jeremiah 5:23-24 …But they did not listen or pay attention; instead, they followed the stubborn inclinations of their evil hearts. They went backward and not forward.’
  36. 36. JESUS ‘THE GOOD SHEPHERD’ CHARACTERISTICS OF SHEEP 3. Sheep are stubborn. Hosea 4:16 ‘The Israelites are stubborn, like a stubborn heifer. How then can the LORD pasture them like lambs in a meadow?’
  37. 37. JESUS ‘THE GOOD SHEPHERD’ CHARACTERISTICS OF SHEEP 3. Sheep are stubborn. Romans 2:5 ‘But because of your stubbornness and your unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath against yourself for the day of God's wrath, when his righteous judgment will be revealed.’
  38. 38. JESUS ‘THE GOOD SHEPHERD’ CHARACTERISTICS OF SHEEP 3. Sheep are stubborn. Ephesians 4:18 ‘They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts.’
  39. 39. JESUS ‘THE GOOD SHEPHERD’ CHARACTERISTICS OF SHEEP 3. Sheep are stubborn. James 4:10 ‘Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.’
  40. 40. JESUS ‘THE GOOD SHEPHERD’ CHARACTERISTICS OF SHEEP 3. Sheep are stubborn. Job 5:17-18 "Blessed is the man whom God corrects; so do not despise the discipline of the Almighty. For he wounds, but he also binds up; he injures, but his hands also heal.’
  41. 41. JESUS ‘THE GOOD SHEPHERD’ CHARACTERISTICS OF SHEEP 3. Sheep are stubborn. Hebrews 12:11 ‘No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.’
  42. 42. JESUS ‘THE GOOD SHEPHERD’ CHARACTERISTICS OF SHEEP 3. Sheep are stubborn. Matthew 5:3 ‘Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.’
  43. 43. JESUS ‘THE GOOD SHEPHERD’ Jeremiah 18:2-6 "Go down to the potter's house, and there I will give you my message. So I went down to the potter's house, and I saw him working at the wheel. But the pot he was shaping from the clay was marred in his hands; so the potter formed it into another pot, shaping it as seemed best to him…
  44. 44. JESUS ‘THE GOOD SHEPHERD’ Jeremiah 18:2-6 … Then the word of the LORD came to me: "O house of Israel, can I not do with you as this potter does?" declares the LORD. "Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, O house of Israel.’
  45. 45. JESUS ‘THE GOOD SHEPHERD’ CHARACTERISTICS OF SHEEP 4. Sheep are dirty. Romans 3:23 ‘For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.’
  46. 46. JESUS ‘THE GOOD SHEPHERD’ CHARACTERISTICS OF SHEEP 4. Sheep are dirty. Psalm 51:2, 7 ‘Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin…Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.’
  47. 47. JESUS ‘THE GOOD SHEPHERD’ CHARACTERISTICS OF SHEEP 4. Sheep are dirty. Hebrews 10:22 ‘Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.’
  48. 48. JESUS ‘THE GOOD SHEPHERD’ CHARACTERISTICS OF SHEEP 4. Sheep are dirty. Isaiah 1:18 ‘Come now, let us reason together," says the LORD. "Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.’
  49. 49. JESUS ‘THE GOOD SHEPHERD’ CHARACTERISTICS OF SHEEP 4. Sheep are dirty. John 10:11 ‘I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.’
  50. 50. JESUS ‘THE GOOD SHEPHERD’ Who is this Jesus? He is the Good Shepherd: - That guides and leads us when our hearts wander. - That protects us when we are defenceless.
  51. 51. JESUS ‘THE GOOD SHEPHERD’ Who is this Jesus? He is the Good Shepherd: - That teaches us when we are teachable and not stubborn. - That saves us because we are dirty.

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