“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door, but climbs up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. To him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice; and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. And when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them; and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. Yet they will by no means follow a stranger, but will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers.”
Then Jesus said to them again, “Most assuredly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. All who ever came before Me are thieves and robbers but the sheep did not hear them. I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. The thief does not come except to steal and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep.”
Jesus sets the stage for his soon approaching sacrifice and resurrection. Here in John he tells us the only way is through him. Jesus is the only way to be saved. Let’s remember each and every day of his perfect sacrifice on the cross of Calvary and that he rose again so we might be saved and have ever lasting life.
On a personal note:
I am so excited by the way everyone is praising and worshiping the Lord during our church services. Praise the Lord for the new converts.
It was so exciting having Carman at our church last month. We are looking forward to many new things.
We serve a risen Saviour, so let’s give him all our praise.
Happy Easter – Pastor Ray Gaines