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Message series i am - part 9 - i am good shepherd - pastor chuck bernal - 04-09-17

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This message is Part 9 of the message series “I AM” by Pastor Chuck Bernal. In this message titled, “I AM The Good Shepherd”, Pastor Chuck talks about how Jesus is our good shepherd, our great friend and our loving Father. He also explains what it means to be a Christian and how everyone can come to know the Lord personally. This message was delivered at LifePointe Church in Crowley, TX on Sunday, April 9, 2017.

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Message series i am - part 9 - i am good shepherd - pastor chuck bernal - 04-09-17

  1. 1. life
  2. 2. I AM THE good shepherd
  3. 3. When he saw the crowds, he felt sorry for them because they were hurting and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. (Matthew 9:36 – New Living Translation)
  4. 4. FIVE CHALLENGES OF BEING A SHEEP
  5. 5. SHEEP OFTEN GET LOST VERY QUICKLY AND EASILY
  6. 6. SHEEP HAVE NO BUILT-IN DEFENSE SYSTEM TO WARD OFF PREDATORS
  7. 7. SHEEP ARE VERY STUPID & STUBBORN
  8. 8. SHEEP CAN GET WEIGHED DOWN BY THEIR OWN FILTH
  9. 9. SHEEP FALL AND CANNOT GET BACK UP ON THEIR OWN
  10. 10. Know that the LORD is God. He made us, and we belong to him. We are his people; the sheep he takes care of. (Psalm 100:3 – English Standard Version)
  11. 11. Just like sheep desperately need a shepherd, each of us desperately needs Jesus!
  12. 12. I am your good shepherd
  13. 13. The robber comes only to steal and to kill and to destroy. I came so they might have life, a great full life. “I am the Good Shepherd. The Good Shepherd gives His life for the sheep. One who is hired to watch the sheep is not the shepherd.
  14. 14. He does not own the sheep. He sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep. He runs away while the wolf gets the sheep and makes them run everywhere. The hired man runs away because he is hired. He does not care about the sheep.
  15. 15. I am the Good Shepherd. I know My sheep and My sheep know Me . . . I give My life for the sheep.” (John 10:10-14 – New Life Version)
  16. 16. Level one motivation: FINACIAL
  17. 17. I am your great friend
  18. 18. No one can have greater love than to give his life for his friends. You are My friends if you do what I tell you. I do not call you servants that I own anymore. A servant does not know what his owner is doing.
  19. 19. I call you friends, because I have told you everything I have heard from My Father. You have not chosen Me, I have chosen you. (John 15:13-16 – New Life Version)
  20. 20. Level two motivation: emotional
  21. 21. I am your loving father
  22. 22. See what great love the Father has for us that He would call us His children. And that is what we are. We know what love is because Christ gave His life for us. (1 John 3:1, 16 – New Life Version)
  23. 23. Level three motivation: relational
  24. 24. Our problem & god’s solution
  25. 25. We are sinful & separated from god
  26. 26. Your persistent wrongdoing has come between you and your God; since you constantly reject and push God away, He had to turn aside and ignore your cries. (Isaiah 59:2 – Voice)
  27. 27. We are guilty & Deserve punishment
  28. 28. He was hurt for our wrong-doing. He was crushed for our sins. He was punished so we would have peace. He was beaten so we would be healed. All of us like sheep have gone the wrong way. Each of us has turned to his own way.
  29. 29. And the Lord has put on Him the sin of us all . . . He was hurt because of the sin of the people who should have been punished . . . But it was the will of the Lord to crush Him, causing Him to suffer.
  30. 30. Because He gives His life as a gift on the altar for sin . . . My Servant, will carry the punishment of many and He will carry their sins. (Isaiah 53:5-6, 8, 10-11 – New Life Version)
  31. 31. but
  32. 32. God loves us and sent jesus to die for us
  33. 33. We have a good shepherd, A great friend and a loving Father
  34. 34. Jesus has always been as God is. But He did not hold to His rights as God. He put aside everything that belonged to Him and made Himself the same as a servant who is owned by someone.
  35. 35. He became human by being born as a man. After He became a man, He gave up His important place and obeyed by dying on a cross. (Philippians 2:6-8 – New Life Version)
  36. 36. Christ suffered for our sins once for all time. He never sinned, but he died for sinners to bring you safely home to God. He suffered physical death, but he was raised to life in the Spirit. (1 Peter 3:18 – New Life Version)
  37. 37. Salvation is a gift that each of us must receive
  38. 38. God saved you through faith as an act of kindness. You had nothing to do with it. Being saved is a gift from God. (Ephesians 2:8 – God’s Word Translation)
  39. 39. For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. (Romans 6:23 – Living Bible)
  40. 40. But to all who have received him — those who believe in his name — he has given the right to become God’s children. (John 10:12 – NET Bible)
  41. 41. BELIEVE + RECEIVE = BECOME
  42. 42. Let’s pray

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