[The Greatest Love] Love that protects
John 10:11-15 and 27-29
‘I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. The hired hand is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep. So when he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away. Then the wolf attacks the flock and scatters it. The man runs away because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep. ‘I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me – just as the Father knows me and I know the Father – and I lay down my life for the sheep.
27 My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand.
In v11-15 what are the marks of the “good” shepherd? What about him blesses you particularly?
In the six statements in v27,28 what does Jesus say about the sheep and what does he say about the Shepherd? What is the double sure ground for the sheeps’ security and what does this mean to you?