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August
23 2010
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Psalm 23:1 Jehovah is my Shepherd - forever! John 10:18; Psa 23:1

There is a wonderful little book written by Phillip Keller who was himself a shepherd in east Africa and he was given the opportunity to teach in a community church for several months.   The book is called, “A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23.” I highly recommend that every believer have a copy of it on their bookshelf and every...
August
21 2010
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Undeserved suffering is the greatest gift that can be given to one that God loves.

John 10:17 "For this reason the Father loves Me, because I lay down My life that I may take it again.   The present active indicative of agapaomeans that the Father keeps on loving the humanity of Christ, He never...
August
19 2010
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The Lord's condition provides our position - the Father loves the believer

  John 10:16 "And I have other sheep, which are not of this fold; I must bring them also, and they shall hear My voice; and they shall become one flock with one shepherd.   When He says, “I have” He uses the present active indicative of the verb echo, which...
August
15 2010
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Does Jesus Christ mention you during His First Advent?

  Grace and Truth Ministries: John 10:14 – 16 Are you mentioned by Christ during the First Advent?   Notes: God the Father and God the Son loved one another in EP based upon what they knew about...
August
11 2010
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A relationship with Christ just like the Father's

             “and I know (my own)” – ginosko – ‘to know,’ but it means to know from the experience of observation, study, and also to know from the experience of falling in love with someone.   Ginosko here is a love knowing all the facts. He...
July
27 2010
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Christ knows everything about the believer and still loves the believer.

  John 10:12 "He who is a hireling, and not a shepherd, who is not the owner of the sheep, beholds the wolf coming, and leaves the sheep, and flees, and the wolf snatches them, and scatters them.   /A hireling is a hired hand who would never have as much desire for the sheep as the...
July
20 2010
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Jesus Christ put His soul on the table on behalf of the sheep

In verses 11-13 we have the first message of the shepherd.   John 10:11 "I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep.     John 10:12 "He who is a hireling, and not a shepherd, who is not the owner of the sheep, beholds the wolf coming, and leaves...
July
13 2010
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The Good Shepherd = the beautiful Provider, Protector, Preserver

In verses 7-10 we have two doors in view. In verse 7 we have the first door and in verse 8 we have the relation of the Pharisees to the first door.   In verse 9 we have the second door and in verse 10 we have the relation of the Pharisees to the second door.   In each case we have the truth and then we...
July
06 2010
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The Shepherd is the Provider, Deliverer and Sustainer of the sheep

In verses 7-10 we have two doors in view. In verse 7 we have the first door and in verse 8 we have the relation of the Pharisees to the first door.   In verse 9 we have the second door and in verse 10 we have the relation of the Pharisees to the second door.   In each case we have the truth and then we...
June
29 2010
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Jesus Christ is the Great I Am; the only qualified Shepherd

Chapter 10:1-21 is the shepherd discourse which occurs the day after Christ heals the blind man.   There are two doors on this chapter. One is the door of ingress [the way in] and one is the door of egress [way out]. At the time that this was written there were a lot of customs concerning sheepfolds and these have to be understood to...
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