Good Shepherd-Good News

Pastor Jay preaches for Easter Sunday on “Good Shepherd – Good News” from John 10:14-18.

John 10:14-18 (ESV)

I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep. And I have other sheep that are not of this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd. For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life that I may 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 I have authority to take it up again. This charge I have received from my Father.”

Our souls need a fuller appreciation of our good shepherd.

  • He knows us.
  • He laid down His life for us.
  • He has graciously added us to His flock.
  • He is loved by the Father.
  • He had authority to lay down His life and take it up.

Parent Connection Questions:

  • Why is it important to have a fuller picture of our good shepherd?
  • What does it mean when we say that Jesus knows us?
  • Jesus said “I lay down my life for the sheep?” What does that suggest?
  • Who are the other sheep that Jesus mentions? Are you included? Why?
  • What authority did Jesus have regarding  his death and resurrection?