Memorize John 10:10
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly (NRSV).
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full (NIV).
Reflect on John 10:10
- Read Jesus' description of himself as the good shepherd in John 10:1-18 from the NRSV, NIV, or The MESSAGE.
- What is the audience (congregation) for the telling of this parable?
- Who do the thief, the hired hand, and the sheep represent?
- Jesus says boldly, "I am the good shepherd." What implications does that have for us?