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?
Jeremiah 3:15 And I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will feed you with knowledge and understanding. This is one of my favorite word pictures in the Bible: God is our Shepherd (Psalm 23) and Jesus, our Good Shepherd. (John 10:1-14) In Jeremiah we see MANY references to shepherds, both good and bad. … More The Good Shepherd promises shepherds after His own heart
Psalm 78: 52 Then he led out his people like sheep and guided them in the wilderness like a flock. C.H. Spurgeon comments on this verse in The Treasury of David: The contrast is striking, and ought never to have been forgotten by the people. The wolves were slain in heaps, the sheep were carefully gathered, … More This my song through endless ages— Jesus led me all the way
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
John Piper, in a sermon “The God of Peace Brought from the Dead the Good Shepherd” And what will that mean for you? Our text mentions two things. Hebrews 13:20-21: “Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of … More The God of peace does two things for us through our Great Shepherd.
Psalm 78: 52 Then he led out his people like sheep and guided them in the wilderness like a flock. C.H. Spurgeon comments on this verse in The Treasury of David: The contrast is striking, and ought never to have been forgotten by the people. The wolves were slain in heaps, the sheep were carefully gathered, … More All the way my Savior leads me
What do you think? If a man has one hundred sheep, and one of them goes astray, doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine, go to the mountains, and seek that which has gone astray? If he finds it, most certainly I tell you, he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine which have not gone … More J. C. Ryle: The youngest, the weakest, the sickliest of His flock is as dear to Him as the strongest.
John 10:25-28 but you do not believe because you are not part of my flock. 27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. 28 I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. John Piper, from a sermon, “Jesus Is Precious Because … More Being and Believing
Throughout the Bible, 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 astray, … More The Good Shepherd gets in the face of false shepherds
John Piper: The picture we have in John 10 is of a great shepherd who sovereignly saves his sheep. The Father gives them to him. He dies for them. He calls them by name. He gives them eternal life. And he keeps them forever. The Pride-Shattering News of Other Sheep And now, just when the … More The Pride-Shattering News of Other Sheep