The Good Shepherd Jn 10:1-15 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO
The good shepherd is Jesus Christ and just like a good shepherd:
He calls us by name – Jn 10:3 – he calls us personally to get saved [Jn 10:9] – therefore, hear his voice [Jn 10:3] and open the door [Jn 10:3; Rev 3:20] – he calls and knows us by name [Jn 10:3; 2 Tim 2:19] – he calls us by name to our vocation [Eph 4:1; Ex 31:1-2].
He leads us out – Jn 10:3 – he leads us in all things [job, marriage, finances, etc] – he leads us out because we are his hands and his feet to do his work [1 Cor 12:13-27] – therefore, follow him [Jn 10:4, 21:22] an don’t follow strangers [Jn 10:5].
He gives us life – Jn 10:10 – not the temporary life of sin until death but the true eternal life of Jesus Christ that lasts forever.
He gives us abundant life – Jn 10:10 – the life of Christ now in our temporary bodies where we can enjoy eternal love, joy, peace and so forth – see Jn 3:16, 5:24 we are the possessors of this life the moment we get saved.
He laid down his life for us – Jn 10:11, 15 – and he laid it down so that we could receive him and be saved [Jn 1:12].
Conclusion: Therefore, receive him today and begin to enjoy the abundant life of Christ which only grows more satisfying with each passing day!!