Bible Application for Reading, Teaching, or Discussion Groups

The Good Shepherd

Scripture is so rich, that 10 people might get 10 different sets of application for the same chapter, depending on what emphasis they saw in it. Which of the following do you like the best for this reassuring chapter in John?

John Ch. 10  Believe Me: I Am the Good Shepherd.

v.1-6      His privilege:  The sheep follow only the Shepherd.

v.7-10    His position:   I am the door for them to salvation and abundant life.

v.11-21  His plan:         I will give My life for them.

v.22-30  His promise:   I will give them eternal life.

v.31-39  His proof:       Believe Me because of My works.

v.40-42  His purpose:   “Many believed in Him there” (v.42).


John Ch. 10  Tell us plainly if You are the Christ.

v.1-10    I am the door of the sheep.

v.11-14  I am the Good Shepherd.

v.15-21  I lay down My life for the sheep.

v.22-30  I and My Father are one.

v.31-42  My works testify that the Father is in Me, and I in Him.


John Ch. 10  The Good Shepherd of Wise, Secure Sheep

v.1-6     The sheep know His voice.

v.7-10   The sheep won’t hear thieves or robbers.

v.11-21 The Good Shepherd cares for the sheep, and gives His life for them.

v.22-30  No one can snatch them from the Shepherd.

v.31-42  The sheep believed the truth and the evidence concerning the Shepherd.

     (wise - The sheep believed the Shepherd, and they won’t hear and follow thieves, robbers, or strangers.)
     (secure - Because of who He is, they are safe.)

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Beebe Kauffman is a co-founder of Lighthouse Bible Studies. She has a bachelor’s degree in business, but her heart is in teaching the Bible.

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