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April 2018

 

This month’s message is in the book of John Chapter 10: 1- 18. As you read the following inspired scriptures written by John the Apostle referring to “I Am the Good Shepard” may we open up our hearts and have a teachable spirit to receive what the Spirit of the Word of God is saying.

 

I Am the Good Shepherd

John 10:1  Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.

 

John 10:2  But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. 

 

John 10:3  To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by a name, and leadeth them out. 

Cross Reference Scriptures to (a name, and leadeth them out.)

John 10:26  But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you. 

John 10:27  My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: 

John 20:16  Jesus saith unto her, Mary. She turned herself, and saith unto him, Rabboni; which is to say, Master. 

 

John 10:4  And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice. 

 

John 10:5  And a a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers. 

Cross Reference Scriptures to (a stranger will they not follow)

Mark 4:23  If any man have ears to hear, let him hear. 

Mark 4:24  And he said unto them, Take heed what ye hear: with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you: and unto you that hear shall more be given. 

2Corinthians 11:13  For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. 

2Corinthians 11:14  And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. 

2Corinthians 11:15  Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works. 

 

John 10:6  This parable spake Jesus unto them: but they understood not what things they were which he spake unto them. 

 

John 10:7  Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep. 

 

John 10:8  All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them. 

 

John 10:9  a I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out,

and find pasture. 

Cross Reference Scriptures to (a I am the door: by me if any man enter in)

John 10:1  Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. 

John 10:7  Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep. 

John 14:6  Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. 

Ephesians 2:18  For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father. 

 

John 10:10  The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. 

 

John 10:11 a I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. 

Cross Reference Scriptures to (a I am the good shepherd)

John 10:14  I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine. 

Psalm 23:1  A Psalm of David. The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. 

Isaiah 40:11  He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young. 

 

John 10:12  But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and a leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the Cross Reference Scriptures to (a leaveth the sheep, and fleeth)

Zechariah 11:16  For, lo, I will raise up a shepherd in the land, which shall not visit those that be cut off, neither shall seek the young one, nor heal that that is broken, nor feed that that standeth still: but he shall eat the flesh of the fat, and tear their claws in pieces. 

Zechariah 11:17  Woe to the idol shepherd that leaveth the flock! the sword shall be upon his arm, and upon his right eye: his arm shall be clean dried up, and his right eye shall be utterly darkened. 

 

John 10:13  The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep. 

 

John 10:14  I am the good shepherd, and a know my sheep, and am known of mine. 

Cross Reference Scriptures to (a know my sheep, and am known of mine.)

John 10:27  My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: 

2Timothy 2:19  Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity. 

 

John 10:15  a As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: b and I lay down my life for the sheep. 

Cross Reference Scriptures to (a As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father)

Matthew 11:27  All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him. 

Cross Reference Scriptures to (b and I lay down my life for the sheep.)

John 15:13  Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. 

John 19:30  When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost. 

 

John 10:16  And a other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring  and they shall hear my voice; b and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd. 

Cross Reference Scriptures to (a other sheep I have, which are not of this fold)

Isaiah 42:6  I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles; 

Isaiah 56:8  The Lord GOD which gathereth the outcasts of Israel saith, Yet will I gather others to him, beside those that are gathered unto him.

Cross Reference Scriptures to (b and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd)

Ephesians 2:13  But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ. 

Ephesians 2:14  For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us; 

Ephesians 2:15  Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace; 

Ephesians 2:16  And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby: 

Ephesians 2:17  And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh. 

Ephesians 2:18  For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father. 

 

John 10:17  Therefore doth my Father a love me,b because I lay down my life, that I might take it again. 

Cross Reference Scriptures to (a love me)

John 5:20  For the Father loveth the Son, and sheweth him all things that himself doeth: and he will shew him greater works than these, that ye may marvel. 

Cross Reference Scriptures to (b because I lay down my life, that I might take it again)

Hebrews 2:9  But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man. 

 

John 10:18  No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I a have power to lay it down, and Ihave power to take it again. b This commandment have I received of my Father. 

Cross Reference Scriptures to (a have power to lay it down, and Ihave power to take it again)

John 2:19  Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. 

John 5:26  For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself; 

John 5:27  And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man.

Cross Reference Scriptures to (b This commandment have I received of my Father.)

John 6:38  For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me. 

John 14:31  But that the world may know that I love the Father; and as the Father gave me commandment, even so I do. Arise, let us go hence. 

John 17:4  I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do. 

Act 2:24  Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it. 

Act 2:32  This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses

 

Conclusion

Our choices and decisions on receiving God's Word are very important to each one of us.  We must learn to put our Faith and Trust in God and His Word the Holy Bible. Will you take this day, time and this very hour to make your choice and or decision? Will you receive God and His Word “AND BE BORN AGAIN INTO HIS KINGDOM”? Below is a prayer to receive Jesus Christ and start a relationship of eternal life with Him.

 

 Prayer to Receive Jesus as Lord and Savior:

Heavenly Father,
I come to you in the Name of Jesus, I repent of my sins and I ask you to forgive me of my sins. I believe and confess with my mouth that Jesus Christ is the Son of the living God and believe He died on the cross and rose on the third day. I ask you to come into my heart. I ask you now to wash me and cleanse me. I give you my spirit, soul and body.  I will with your help follow you all the days of my life. I thank you for writing my name in the Lambs Book of life.
Thank you Father, In Jesus Name, Amen

 

JOY IN LIFE = SERVANT HOOD

REMEMBER THIS “JOY” = JESUS FIRST, OTHERS SECOND AND YOU "YOURSELF" LAST.

It is our prayer that this message of  “I Am the Good Shepard ” has brought hope and help to your life and that you will totally give all of your spirit, your soul and your body to Jesus Christ and be a mighty witness for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To go forth with what God has called you to do with Him.

May God's riches blessings and His love be poured out on your life daily in Jesus Name?

In His Love and His Service,

William & Susan

 

Note: Unless otherwise noted, all Scriptures are from the King James Version of the Bible.