To the Defenseless: I AM the Good Shepherd

The Good Shepherds Job Qualifications:

  1. Committed Love (Jn 10:11-13)

  2. Uniting Love (Jn 10:14-16)

  3. Obedient Love (Jn 10:17-18)

Why is obedience important to the follower of Christ?

  1. Obedience is evidence that we Know God.
  2. 1 John 2:3 - And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments.

  3. Obedience is evidence that we Love God.
  4. John 14:15 - If you love me, you will keep my commandments.

  5. Obedience is evidence that we Trust God.
  6. Deuteronomy 6:24 - And the LORD commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear the LORD our God, for our good always...

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Small Group Questions ­(Whole Group):
Review John 10:11-21

  1. Why does Jesus say (four times!) that he is “laying down His life for the sheep (Jn 10: 11,15,17,18)? How does that make you view the cross?
  2. How would you describe the place obedience has in a Christian’s life? 

Breakout Questions: 

  1. In what area do you struggle the most with obedience? Why? What steps are you taking to honor God in this area of your life?
  2. Pray for one another.