I AM the Door & the Good Shepherd

December 15, 2019 Speaker: Tim Rice Series: Christ the Lord

Passage: John 10:1-21

Memory Verse for the Week: John 10:14-15 (ESV)

Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.

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Intro: What is it like to want someone’s care?

What does it mean that we’re viewed as sheep?

What do false shepherds have in common?

If this is the LORD speaking to us, what does that mean?


1. Worship the LORD for His kindness in leading us when He could justly cast us out in our sin. Praise Him, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, that as the Great I AM, God of all authority, He is loving and kind.

2. How have you lived as if you are not covered or cared for by God (grumbling or complaining in self-pity)? Confess your pride and unbelief to Jesus, asking Him to forgive you and change how you see Him.

3. Give thanks to Jesus for His amazing work to grant us access to the Father, and to shepherd us against all threats! Thank Him for willingly laying down His life (harassed and helpless on the Cross) that we could live.

4. Who do you know that is harassed and helpless, like a sheep without a shepherd? Pray for them, asking Jesus to help them see His care for them, and that He would use you to help that happen.

5. Ask the Holy Spirit to bear in you His fruit of joy. Pray that He would help you to be hopeful against real threats (because of Jesus’ power and Presence with you) and loving (because Jesus gave everything to care for you).

Looking Back

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