Liberty University Bibl 323 John Module 5 Notes Essay examples

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The Proverb of a Shepherd (10:1–6)
“‘I tell you the truth, the man who does not enter the sheep pen by the gate, but climbs in by some other way, is a thief and a robber. The man who enters by the gate is the shepherd of his sheep. The watchman opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice. But they will never follow a stranger; in fact, they will run away from him because they do not recognize a stranger’s voice’. Jesus used this figure of speech, but they did not understand what he was telling them.”

Introduction

A man’s wealth was determined by
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For 200 years, Israel had been plagued with false messiahs.
Benefits of the door (John 10:9).
He shall be saved – salvation.
And shall go in and out – liberty.
And shall find food – spiritual growth.
Saved, verse 9, sothesetai is a key word and includes the ideas of being both safe and sound.
Those who tried to kill Jesus were the thieves and robbers.
We have union, point action salvation, and communion continual action fellowship. To be saved – union – is to be in Christ and communion is to have Christ in you.
The Shepherd (10:11–18). “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. The hired hand is not the shepherd who owns 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. I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also. They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd. The reason my Father loves me is that I lay down my life—only to take it up again. No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again. This command I received

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