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

  1. 1. I AM THE GOOD SHEPHERD Pastor Chuck Bernal April 9, 2017 When he saw the crowds, he felt sorry for them because they were hurting and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. (Matthew 9:36 – NLT) FIVE CHALLENGES OF BEING A SHEEP Sheep often get ________________________________ very quickly and easily Sheep have no built-in _____________________ systemto ward off predators Sheep are very _____________________ & _____________________________ Sheep can get ________________________ ______________ by their own filth Sheep fall and cannot get __________________ _____________ on their own 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 – ESV) Just like sheep desperately need a shepherd, each of us desperately needs Jesus! I AM YOUR GOOD SHEPHERD The robber comes only to stealand to kill and to destroy. I came so theymight 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. 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. I am the Good Shepherd. I know My sheep and My sheep knowMe .. . I give My life for the sheep.” (John 10:10-14 –NLV) LEVEL ONE MOTIVATION: ____________________________________ I AM YOUR GREAT FRIEND 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. Ido not call you servants that I own anymore. A servant doesnot know what hisowner isdoing. I call you friends, because Ihave told you everything I have heard from MyFather. You have notchosen Me,I have chosen you. (John 15:13-16 –NLV) LEVEL TWO MOTIVATION: ___________________________________ I AM YOUR LOVING FATHER See what great love the Father has for us that He would call us His children. And that is whatwe are.We knowwhatlove isbecause Christgave Hislife for us. (1 John 3:1, 16 – NLV) LEVEL THREE MOTIVATION: __________________________________ OUR PROBLEM & GOD’S SOLUTION
  2. 2. We are _____________________ & ___________________________ from God 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) We are _____________________ & deserve _____________________________ 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. And the Lord hasput on Him the sin of us all . . .He washurt 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. Because He givesHis life asa gift on the altar for sin . . . My Servant, will carry the punishment of manyand He willcarry theirsins.(Isaiah 53:5-6,8,10-11 –NLV) BUT God _____________________ us and sent Jesus to _________________ for us! (We have a good shepherd, a great friend and a loving Father) 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 asa servant who is owned by someone. He became human by being born as a man. After He became a man,He gave up Hisimportantplace and obeyed by dyingon a cross. (Philippians2:6-8–NLV) 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 Peter3:18 –NLT) GOD’S SALVATION IS A GIFT THAT EACH OF US MUST RECEIVE God saved youthrough faith asan actofkindness.Youhad nothingtodowith it. Being saved isa giftfrom God.(Ephesians2:8 –GWT) For the wages ofsin isdeath, but the free gift ofGod is eternallife through Jesus Christ our Lord. (Romans6:23 –LB) But to allwhohave received him—those whobelieve in hisname—hehasgiven the right to become God’schildren.(John 10:12–NET Bible) ____________________ + ___________________ = ____________________