Practices

4.3 – Assurance of Strength – John 10:10

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?