Given that Jesus is the Good Shepherd and we are supposed to walk as he did, what does this characteristic of Jesus mean for our own lives? This lesson examines Jesus’, Paul’s, and Peter’s expectations for us as shepherds, whether of our family or our local church, and addresses the gap between the Biblical role of shepherd/elder/overseer and the reality in many churches today. Our lesson also takes a fascinating look at the history of the Feast of Dedication (in which Jesus participates in John 10). We conclude by tackling Jesus’ statement "no one can snatch you out of My hand," which has been used by many to teach unconditional eternal security but turns out to have a different meaning.
More from the Good Shepherd (John 10:22-30) - Lesson Outline (PDF)