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John 10 (Part 1) The Good Shepherd

Pastor Scott Hedge
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The shepherd metaphor

• It is given to distinguish:

o Between Jesus and the Pharisees, 10:5, 11-14

o Must distinguish between truth and error (there are absolutes)

• It is given to teach

o Teaches the voluntary nature of His death, 10:17-18.

Content of the parable

• The parable, 10:1-18

o Its presentation, vv. 1-6

o Its application, vv. 7-18

 He is the door, vv. 7-10

 He is the good shepherd, vv. 11-18

• The reaction to the parable, 10:19-21

• The rejection, 10:22-31

5-step progress of “who Jesus is”

• He is a man, 9:11

• He is a prophet, 9:17

• He is worthy of allegiance, 9:27

• He is from God, 9:33

• He is God, 9:38

Sheepfold

• 4 walls, 12-14 feet high, 100 yards long, attached to shepherd’s tent

• No doors

• Here it is Israel

• He develops “others”—10:16

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