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I is a Sheep Free, Whole

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I. INTRO

A. Greeting

B. Where We’ve Been

C. Where We’re Going

D. Illust.

E. Main Scripture

John 10:10 ESV
10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.
John 10:9–10 ESV
9 I am the door. If anyone enters by 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 that they may have life and have it abundantly.

F. Pray

II. I is from HE is:

A. we can’t know who we are until we know who HE is.

John 10:10 ESV
10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.
John 10:9 ESV
9 I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture.

A. we can’t know who we are until we know who HE is.

a. Jesus is the door

John 14:6 ESV
6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
John 10:10 ESV
10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.

1. Way: access point

2. Truth: Revelation o the 1 true God

i. How we get to know God is through Jesus!
ii. Jesus is the fullness of God.
-Jesus claimed o himself “if u’ve see me, u’ve see the Father”

3. Life: Means by which we access eternity spent w/God

b. Jesus is the Good Shepherd

John 10:2–4 ESV
2 But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. 3 To him the gatekeeper opens. The sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. 4 When he has brought out all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice.
John 10:11 ESV
11 I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.
jn 10: 2-4, 11
Jn
John 10:11 ESV
11 I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.
Jn 10:11

1. Jesus lays down his life

III.

2. Jesus speaks

3. Jesus Leads

John 10:10 ESV
10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.

B. (If Jesus is the Good Shepherd) I is a Sheep

a. sheep hear HIS voice

b. sheep follow HIM

C. (if Jesus lays down his life) we have life Abundant

John 10:10 ESV
10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.

a. Abundant life 1st, is found in Christ: “I came that...”

i. no philosophy, self help book, etc. can offer u the good life

b. What is an abundant life?

1. American dream?

i. IE pretty house w/ white picket fence & nice things
- Frnd used to say: “@ end o life, person w/the most stuff wins”
-NO? But is that what we’re actually chasing after?
*2 know the answer, look at what ur spending ur time/$$/energy on.
- Frnd used to say: “@ end o life, person w/the most stuff wins”
ii. Great job?
iii. Vacations

2. Abundant life described:

i. no philosophy, self help book, etc. can offer u the good life
ii. & actually, abundant life is described in the:
John 10:9 ESV
9 I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture.
-Abundant life is a life saved, free, provided for

C. I is saved:

a. translated by the verb “to heal” in the KJV of and (RV, “to make whole”);

1. saved is healed & whole in terms o:

i. right now (a new creation & being made new)
ii. eternally (a new eternal body) where we will be w/God forever!

b. the idea is that of saving from disease & its effects

1. Sin as a disease that Jesus’ blood is eradicating

D. I is free (in & out),

a. in what way are we free?

Romans 8:1 ESV
1 There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
ro 8:1

1. Free from Condemnation

i. saved from the deserving condemnation
-Cause Christ took upon himself our condemnation
*What else r we free frm?
Romans 8:2 ESV
2 For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.
Ro 8:2

2. Free from Sin & Death

i. How?
Romans 8:3–4 ESV
3 For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, 4 in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.
-Said another way
Romans 8:1–4 ESV
1 There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. 3 For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, 4 in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.
2 Corinthians 5:21 ESV
21 For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
ii. What do we do w/our freedom?
Galatians 5:1 ESV
1 For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.
-Stay free

E. (if Jesus leads) I is Provided for (find pasture)

A. I Is Free
Romans 8:1–4 ESV
1 There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. 3 For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, 4 in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.
John 10:10 ESV
10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.
John 10:9 ESV
9 I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture.
2 Corinthians 5:21 ESV
21 For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

a. Provide physically

2 cor
Luke 12:22–24 ESV
22 And he said to his disciples, “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat, nor about your body, what you will put on. 23 For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing. 24 Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds!
Galatians 5:1 ESV
1 For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.
Lk 12:22-

b. Provide spiritually

Jn
John 4:13–14 ESV
13 Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, 14 but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
1.
John 10:10 ESV
10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.

I. ABM: Finishing “I is” discussion

What is an abundant life?
American dream?
ie pretty house w/ white picket fence & nice things
frnd used to say: “@ end o life, person w/the most stuff wins”
great job?
abundant life 1st, is found in Christ: “I came that...”
& actually, abundant life is found in the previous vs:
John 10:9 ESV
9 I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture.
____ is:
saved:
translated by the verb “to heal” in the KJV of and (RV, “to make whole”); the idea is that of saving from disease and its effects

to save,” is translated by the verb “to heal” in the KJV of Mark 5:23 and Luke 8:36 (RV, “to make whole”; so KJV frequently); the idea is that of saving from disease and its effects

, free (in & out),
provision (find pasture)

A. (if Jesus is greater) I is a Conqueror

1 John 4:4 ESV
4 Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

A. (if Jesus is greater) I is a Conqueror

a. Overcome who?

1 John 4:3 ESV
3 and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you heard was coming and now is in the world already.
1 Jn 4:

1. Spirits in people not from God

i. Paul says it like this:
Ephesians 6:12–13 ESV
12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.
ii. next:
1 Jn
1 John 5:4–5 ESV
4 For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. 5 Who is it that overcomes the world except the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?

2. The World

1 John 4:4 ESV
4 Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.
i. That is: lifestyle & values of this world

c. We r conquering warriors; soldiers

1. but not the lone heroes

Matthew 16:18 ESV
18 And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
i. Church built on the rock o Jesus Followers who Confess the truth o who Jesus is
ii. We r not alone but an ARMY banded 2gether attacking Hell’s territory!
-GMCC is a divison o that army
-Deployed on the front lines in Bennington (enemy territory)
*Our Job is to storm Hell’s Rusty Gates
*& we will overcome!
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