Pastor Keith McKinney

I Am the Good Shepherd

part 2 of Jesus, According to Jesus

Responsive Reading:Psalm 23

The Lord is my Shepherd – That’s Relationship

I shall not want – That’s Provision

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures – That’s Rest

He leadeth me beside the still waters – That’s Refreshment

He restoreth my soul – That’s Healing

He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness – That’s Guidance

For His name sake – That’s Purpose

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death – That’s Testing

I will fear no evil – That’s Faithfulness

For Thou art with me – That’s Protection

Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me – That’s Discipline

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies – That’s Hope

Thou annointest my head with oil – That’s Consecration

My cup runneth over – That’s Abundance

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life – That’s Blessing

And I will dwell in the house of the Lord – That’s Security

Forever – That’s Eternity

Scripture reading: John 10:1-18

Parable of the Good Shepherd

10 “Truly, truly I say to you, the one who does not enter by the door into the fold of the sheep, but climbs up some other way, he is a thief and a robber. But the one who enters by the door is a shepherd of the sheep. To him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep listen to his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he puts all his own sheep outside, he goes ahead of them, and the sheep follow him because they know his voice. However, a stranger they simply will not follow, but will flee from him, because they do not know the voice of strangers.” Jesus told them this figure of speech, but they did not understand what the things which He was saying to them meant.

So Jesus said to them again, “Truly, truly I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. All those who came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. I am the door; if anyone enters through Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. 10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came so that they would have life, and have it abundantly.

11 “I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep. 12 He who is a hired hand, and not a shepherd, who is not the owner of the sheep, sees the wolf coming, and leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf snatches them and scatters the flock. 13 He flees because he is a hired hand and does not care about the sheep. 14 I am the good shepherd, and I know My own, and My own know Me, 15 just as the Father knows Me and I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep. 16 And I have other sheep that are not of this fold; I must bring them also, and they will listen to My voice; and they will become one flock, with one shepherd. 17 For this reason the Father loves Me, because I lay down My life so that I may take it back. 18 No one has taken it away from Me, but I lay it down on My own. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it back. This commandment I received from My Father.”