2004-03-13 - Jesus is the Good Shepherd
Jesus' Names, Part 1
How bad do you want a job? What if you switched with Jesus?
Throughout the Bible are facts of Jesus' existence. During this series, you'll learn at least five names that describe Jesus.
WANTED: A Good Shepherd. Fondness for sheep a must. Background in leadership and experience working outdoors. Not afraid of giving own life for sheep. Inquire today.
A good shepherd is bound to come into some dangerous situations. Most people hired for the job would take off when things get tough. At the first sign of a wolf coming to devour the sheep, they'd run away to save their own life and forget the sheep. Fortunately, Jesus doesn't think like that, because He said:
"I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives his own life for the sheep. A man who has been hired is not really a shepherd. The sheep do not belong to him. When he sees a wolf coming, he leaves the sheep and runs away. The wolf catches them and scatters them. The man doesn't care about the sheep, because he is a hired man. I am the good shepherd. I know my followers and my followers know me, just as my Father knows me and I know my Father. I will give my life for the sheep." John 10:11-15 (International English)
Whether there is big stuff in your life, decisions you have to make, or there seems no way out, Jesus gave everything He is, to save you. All you have to do is believe in Him.
What do people miss out on by not believing in God?
What are you missing out on?
Lord, I admit there are days I don't have what it takes to completely trust You. I want to have faith that You are my good shepherd. I want to hear Your voice. All I can do is ask. I need You to be real in my life. I know You will. Thank You, God. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.
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