John 10:1-10

For the next several months we will be walking through the life and teachings of Jesus as told to us by someone who walked with Him, the Apostle John.

Jesus makes the assertion in John chapter 10 that He is “the door” (some translations say “the gate”) to the sheepfold. Jesus is the protector for the sheep (His followers). This week John Reeves talked about how that illustration is very appropriate for a Father’s Day message. It is the responsibility of fathers to be doors to the home – protectors of both persons and culture. Jesus does so for His children, but not just by protecting us from pain, but also by protecting us from fear. In the closing verses of this week’s passage, Jesus tells us that: “Yes, I am the gate. Those who come in through me will be saved. They will come and go freely and will find good pastures. The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.” His primary concern is not only to save us, but to give us a rich and satisfying life.

Are there places in your life that, when you describe them, are missing those key words: “rich and satisfying”? Perhaps it’s because you haven’t ever entered into Jesus’ sheepfold (salvation), but perhaps it’s because you have spent too much time living your life in the virtual. Do you need to “step outside” and into His pastures? Where is He calling you?

If you would like to begin a conversation about following Jesus or would like to talk more about how your story and the Gospel connect, we would love to hear from you. If you have questions, please feel free to ask them here.

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