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I AM THE GOOD SHEPHERD (4 of 10)
Dr. Miles Seaborn
INTRO. Problem of shepherd - sheep to modern day man
- city dwellers. Yet the basic needs are the same!
Loneliness - rejection - evil - corrupt leaders. All
this so prevalent in our city life is in the setting
of our scriptures - chapter 9. Man blind from birth,
Jesus made him see - change noted by neighbors - verse
8. Change noted by the man - verse 15, -25.
Cast out of the temple by Pharisees! Verse 34. This
whole lesson a contrast between good and bad. God and
man - right and wrong.
Evil shepherds - Ezekial 34:1-4
Good Shepherd - Ezekial 34:11, 12, 15, 16, 23, 30, 31
5 Shepherd mentioned byname
ABEL - Gen. 4:2 - keeper of sheep.
JACOB - care - Gen. 30:31
JOSEPH - fed the flock - Gen. 37:2
MOSES - watered - protected - guided. Ex. 2, 16, 17
DAVID - risking his life for sheep from lion and bears
FALSE SHEPHERD - idol
JESUS - 7th shepherd - 7 perfect members
Good - kalos - loveliness - attractiveness
agathos - moral quality.
I. GOOD BECAUSE HE KNOWS HIS SHEEP! V. 14
1. "His sheep" - They are clean, harmless -
Matt. 10:6, ...
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