Speaking the Truth in Love

Speaking the Truth in Love

The Good Shepherd: Being In the Fold (6 of 6)

Base Text: John 10:1-30

Series Introduction:  Jesus describes himself as the Good Shepherd, Hebrews 13:20 describes Jesus as the Great Shepherd, 1 Peter 5:4 as the Chief Shepherd.  This analogy is not new to describe God’s people; it can be seen amongst other places in the Old Testament in Jeremiah 23 and Ezekiel 34.  There are many things John 10:1-30 teaches and shows us about Jesus and who are his sheep.  There are also some items the passage does not teach but others have said it does.  This six part series is intended to introduce you to Jesus the Good Shepherd and teach you how to become part of his loved flock!

Tonight’s Topic Introduction:  There are so many great lessons from John 10:1-30, for now let’s focus in on one lesson: Becoming part of the flock of the Good Shepherd.

Read: John 10:1-30

What does Jesus, the Good Shepherd, offer his flock?

Matthew 11:28-30

  • Rest!
    • In this life
    • And after this life (more on that later…)
  • Work!
    • He will teach you
    • Light burden
    • Easy yoke

Psalms 23

  • Lacking in nothing
  • Guidance to peace
  • Restores your soul
  • No fear
  • Mercy
  • Eternal home

Hebrews 4:14-16

  • Helper

Matthew 7:13-14

  • Leader

John 14:1-6

  • Gatekeeper


How do we become part of the flock of the Good Shepherd?

Hear the Good Shepherd’s voice

  1. Jesus is speaking to us today: Hebrews 1:1-2
  2. The scriptures are inspired of God: 2 Timothy 3:16-17

Trust (believe) the Good Shepherd

  1. Mark 16:16
  2. Acts 10:43

Confess that Jesus is your Shepherd, he is the son of God and that he laid down his life for you

  1. Romans 10:10
  2. Acts 8:36-37

Stop roaming around aimlessly (repent), change your life’s direction and follow the Good Shepherd

  1. Acts 2:38
  2. Romans 12:1-2

Obey the Good Shepherd’s voice (be baptized and remain faithful)

  1. Several previously read verses (Mark 16:16Acts 10:43-48Acts 8:36-39Acts 2:38)
  2. I Peter 3:21