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I Am the Good Shepherd




I Am the Good Shepherd

John 10:11-21

Greg Pollak

I Am the Good Shepherd

John 10:11-21


- John 10:11-21

- Ezekiel 34:1-6

- Ezekiel 34:11-16

Why is Jesus the Good Shepherd?

1. Lays down His life.

- John 10:11-13

- John 10:15

- John 10:17-18

- Matthew 20:28

- 2 Corinthians 5:21

- Romans 5:8

- Romans 5:10

- 1 Peter 2:24

- 1 Peter 3:18

- Acts 2:23

- Matthew 1:21

2. He knows us.

- John 10:3-5

- John 10:14

- Psalm 23

3. He unites all of us.

- John 10:16

- Genesis 3:15

- Hebrews 2:14-15

- Romans 9:5

- John 17:20-22


1. Live in gratitude

2. Live in humility.

3. Live for Opportunity.


Connection Builder

  1. Think back to a teacher or coach you had growing up that you really liked. What made them so special or unique? How did they influence your life?

Sermon Questions

Read John 10:11-21 & Ezekiel 34:1-16.

Before we think through Sunday's passage, remember the context in John's Gospel. Jesus had just healed a man born blind. While trying to present himself to the pharisees, they questioned his story of what happened. They also questioned Jesus' goodness (character and identity). Their hearts were jealous and hardened towards Jesus. They attributed Jesus' works and power to demons. So, after the formerly blind man's testimony of belief in Jesus to the pharisees, Jesus met Him, and the man proclaimed his faith to Jesus! Then in chapter 10 Jesus compared himself to the "shepherds" of Israel. They were hired hands. They were thieves and robbers. Jesus was the opposite. He was the "Good Shepherd"!

  1. Pastor Greg took time to emphasize the significance of Jesus declaring that He was the "Good Shepherd". What was important about Jesus adding the word "Good" to His desciption of being a Shepherd?

  2. Pastor Greg talked about Jesus being the Good Shepherd because He laid down His life for His sheep. Then he went through a number of amazing verses. Read through the verses and pick one that you connect with most. Why did you pick it (Matthew 20:28; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Romans 5:8; Romans 5:10; 1 Peter 2:24; 1 Peter 3:18; Acts 2:23; Matthew 1:21)?

  3. Look at Psalm 23 together. David's psalm describes the LORD as a shepherd. In the Psalm, which descriptive phrase of God as your shepherd encourages you the most? Explain.

  4. What makes Jesus different than all other shepherds for you?

  5. Pastor Greg challenged us to follow Jesus, the Good Shepherd by living in gratitude, living in humility, and living for opportunities. What might those things look for you as you follow Jesus?

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