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John 10 - NIRV

The Shepherd and the Flock

1 "What I'm about to tell you is true. What if someone does not enter the sheep pen through the gate but climbs in another way? That person is a thief and a robber. 2 The one who enters through the gate is the shepherd of the sheep. 3 The gatekeeper opens the gate for him. The sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. 4 When he has brought all of his own sheep out, he goes on ahead of them. His sheep follow him because they know his voice. 5 But they will never follow a stranger. In fact, they will run away from him. They don't recognize a stranger's voice."

6 Jesus used this story. But the Jews who were there didn't understand what he was telling them.

7 So Jesus said again, "What I'm about to tell you is true. I am like a gate for the sheep. 8 All those who ever came before me were thieves and robbers. But the sheep did not listen to them. 9 I'm like a gate. Those who enter through me will be saved. They will come in and go out. And they will find plenty of food. 10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I have come so they can have life. I want them to have it in the fullest possible way.

11 "I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives his life for the sheep. 12 The hired man is not the shepherd who owns the sheep. So when the hired man sees the wolf coming, he leaves the sheep and runs away. Then the wolf attacks the flock and scatters it. 13 The man runs away because he is a hired man. He does not care about the sheep.

14 "I am the good shepherd. I know my sheep, and my sheep know me. 15 They know me just as the Father knows me and I know the Father. And I give my life for the sheep.

16 "I have other sheep that do not belong to this sheep pen. I must bring them in too. They also will listen to my voice. Then there will be one flock and one shepherd.

17 "The reason my Father loves me is that I give up my life. But I will take it back again. 18 No one takes it from me. I give it up myself. I have the authority to give it up. And I have the authority to take it back again. I received this command from my Father."

19 After Jesus spoke these words, the Jews again could not agree with each other. 20 Many of them said, "He is controlled by a demon. He has gone crazy! Why should we listen to him?"

21 But others said, "A person controlled by a demon does not say things like this. Can a demon open the eyes of someone who is blind?"

22

The Jews Do Not Believe

22 Then came the Feast of Hanukkah at Jerusalem. It was winter. 23 Jesus was in the temple area walking in Solomon's Porch. 24 The Jews gathered around him. They said, "How long will you keep us waiting? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly."

25 Jesus answered, "I did tell you. But you do not believe. The kinds of things I do in my Father's name speak for me. 26 But you do not believe, because you are not my sheep.

27 "My sheep listen to my voice. I know them, and they follow me. 28 I give them eternal life, and they will never die. No one can steal them out of my hand. 29 My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than anyone. No one can steal them out of my Father's hand. 30 I and the Father are one."

31 Again the Jews picked up stones to kill him.

32 But Jesus said to them, "I have shown you many miracles from the Father. Which one of these are you throwing stones at me for?"

33 "We are not throwing stones at you for any of these," replied the Jews. "We are stoning you for saying a very evil thing. You are only a human being. But you claim to be God."

34 Jesus answered them, "Didn't God say in your Law, 'I have said you are gods'?#1(Psalm 82:6)#2 35 We know that Scripture is always true. God spoke to some people and called them 'gods.' 36 If that is true, what about the One the Father set apart as his very own and sent into the world? Why do you charge me with saying a very evil thing? Is it because I said, 'I am God's Son'?

37 "Don't believe me unless I do what my Father does. 38 But what if I do it? Even if you don't believe me, believe the miracles. Then you will know and understand that the Father is in me and I am in the Father."

39 Again they tried to arrest him. But he escaped from them.

40 Then Jesus went back across the Jordan River. He went to the place where John had been baptizing in the early days. There he stayed. 41 Many people came to him. They said, "John never did a miraculous sign. But everything he said about this man was true." 42 And in that place many believed in Jesus.




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Summary: Today we will look at the biblical text from John 10:10
Scripture: John 10:10
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Shared by: Matthew Kratz on Dec, 2016
Summary: The Good Shepherd enables His sheep to have peace with God because He: 1) Dies for them (John 10:11–13), 2) Loves them (John 10:14–15), and 3) Unites them (John 10:16–21).
Scripture: John 10:11-21
Denomination: Independent/Bible
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Shared by: Matthew Kratz on Nov, 2016
Summary: 1) Entering by The Door (John 10:1-6) and 2) Identifying the Door (John 10:7-10)
Scripture: John 10:1-10
Denomination: Independent/Bible
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Shared by: Steve Ely on Oct, 2016
Summary: God seems to love the "Quiet Game" and seems to be the world's most skilled player. How can you hear Him when He seems to be so quiet?
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Shared by: Stephen Belokur on Sep, 2016
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Shared by: Rodney Fry on Jan, 2004
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Scripture: John 10:3 1 Peter 2:25
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,146
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Shared by: Steve Ely on Sep, 2016
Summary: God seems to love the "Quiet Game" and seems to be the world's most skilled player. How can you hear Him when He seems to be so quiet?
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Scripture: John 10:27
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 400
T.J. Conwell avatar
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Shared by: T.J. Conwell on Aug, 2016
Summary: Jesus is portrayed as the Good Shepherd who provides, loves, protects, and cares for His sheep. Will we submit to the good that the Shepherd has done and praise Him in our life?
Series: John
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Shared by: Michael Deutsch on Jun, 2016
Summary: Baccalaureate Message about Crashing the Chatterbox
Scripture: John 10:10
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 142
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Conversations with God: Listening to God
Shared by: Michael Deutsch on Jun, 2016
Summary: Continuing in this series of prayer, focusing on listening to God in prayer.
Scripture: John 10:4-5
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 484
Doug Gorman avatar
Stand Strong in Spiritual Battle – Part 1
Shared by: Doug Gorman on May, 2016
Summary: We are going to get into the most essential but most overlooked aspects of our lives; the spiritual side of Christianity. Spiritual warfare, spiritual aspects of eternity, the supernatural and what God shows us through His word and His Holy Spirit about our destiny.
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Authority to lay His life and to take it back again
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Apr, 2016
Summary: To show that GOD the Son, the LORD JESUS CHRIST laid down His life for us so that we will have life as this is the instruction from GOD.
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Shared by: Troy Campbell on Mar, 2016
Summary: Once we figure out this one truth it will transform our faith lives. We must understand what comes from God and what comes from the devil. Stop blaming God for things that aren't God's fault.
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Shared by: David Radcliff on Mar, 2016
Summary: I’d like to begin this morning by asking you a question. Are you living or existing?
Scripture: John 10:10
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 437
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Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Mar, 2016
Summary: Jesus speaks in no uncertain terms of the status of those who continue in unbelief, and the security of His own sheep.
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Shared by: Bob Marcaurelle on Mar, 2016
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Scripture: John 10:24-28
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 288
Stephen Sheane avatar
I Am the Gate
Shared by: Stephen Sheane on Feb, 2016
Summary: Jesus is the Gate of Salvation, the Gate or Security and the Gate of Sufficency
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Scripture: John 10:1-10
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 528
Brian Bill avatar
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Shared by: Brian Bill on Feb, 2016
Summary: The only way to heaven is through Jesus the Door.
Scripture: John 10:1-10
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,152
Matthew Parker avatar
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Shared by: Matthew Parker on Feb, 2016
Summary: A message for Shrove (Pancake) Tuesday.
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Satan’s Strategy Against the Church
Shared by: Dennis Lee on Jan, 2016
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Scripture: John 10:10
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 1,065
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Shared by: Dr. Ronald Shultz on Jan, 2016
Summary: Do you listen? Good, but who is the speaker?
Scripture: John 10:27
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 588
Kelly Durant avatar
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Shared by: Kelly Durant on Dec, 2015
Summary: Do you want to know about the character of a person? Ask yourself, who do they love and appreciate? Who do they talk about and spend money or time on? Jesus gave us eternal life, appreciation goes to Him first!
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Shared by: David Henderson on Dec, 2015
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Scripture: John 10:1-14
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 740
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Shared by: Billy Ricks on Dec, 2015
Summary: One of the greatest Christmas promises given to us is the promise of a full or abundant life. What hinders and what helps us be abundant? You'll have to unwrap this message and find out!
Scripture: John 10:1-10
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Views: 628
Ron Tuit avatar
“Promises and Proofs from the Good Shepherd”
Shared by: Ron Tuit on Dec, 2015
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Shared by: Bob Faulkner on Dec, 2015
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Scripture: John 10:28
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 262
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Shared by: randy edwards on Dec, 2015
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Shared by: Ron Tuit on Dec, 2015
Summary: Jesus presents two more "I AM" statements in John 10; both of these speak of the deity of Jesus as well Him being the only way to eternal life.