Word Studies for the Week of April 22, 2018
April 22 ● Easter 4 – Living the New Life: Sacrifice and Salvation ● John 10:11-18
What about a shepherd makes it a great way to describe God? What types of things might a shepherd have to do daily that give us an understanding of who God is?
Jesus contrasts the good shepherd with the hired hands; what is the main difference between them? Who might the hired hands represent in our world today?
What does caring for the sheep lead the shepherd to do according to John 10? What things are people capable of to help those whom they care for?
What does Jesus say he will do for the sheep he cares for? What event in his life is he speaking of?
Who may Jesus be speaking of when he talks about the sheep that do not belong to this fold? What will Jesus do for them? What is the truth behind this allegory?
Jesus implies that the Father loves him because he is willing to make a sacrifice; does sacrifice engender love?
Name someone you know who made a sacrifice for you: how do you feel about this person? What did they do for you? What do you admire about him or her?