Throughout the Old Testament, God compares His people to sheep. Psa.78:52 …He led forth His own people like sheep and guided them in the wilderness like a ﬂock Psa. 95:7 …He is our God, and we are the people of His pasture and the sheep of His hand. Is. 53:6 All of us like sheep have gone … More When shepherds don’t care for the sheep
John Piper: So what does he say about his doorness and his shepherdness? First, his doorness. Tell us, Jesus, what does it mean for us that you are a door for us? Verses 7–10: Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. All who came before me are thieves and … More What does it mean that Jesus is a door for us?
John MacArthur explains the Good Shepherd illustration in light of John 9: What was a sheepfold? What was a shepherd? What was a door? And what was a thief and a robber? And then we can make the analogy spiritual. In Palestine there was in each village, and this had gone on for centuries, in … More The Good Shepherd and His sheep