22.10: Have You Strayed from the Good Shepherd? Listen to Jesus! John 10

This is one of my favorite chapters, because it speaks the Gospel Truth. All of us, like sheep, have strayed away. We have left God’s paths to follow our own (Isaiah 53:6 NLT). Sheep are stupid, they are selfish and stubborn — just like us humans. Sheep will wander from the flock. The grass looks greener and tastier over there. But, there’s a wolf hiding behind a tree waiting for the sheep to get just a little bit closer.

I once led a group of about 30 American tourists in Caracas, Venezuela, by myself. They had about an hour to shop in the downtown plaza, then we were to get in the vans to go to our next stop. I’d get a head count, then I’d see out of the corner of my eye, two of them wandering off to check out an interesting store. I’d go after them, get them back to the group only to lose two others who went off in another direction. The wolves there were pickpockets. And, yes, one of them got their wallet stolen.

For this group of tourists, I was the shepherd. They were my responsibility. Jesus is our Good Shepherd and in this chapter, He tells us how He protects us and why we should trust HIM and HIM only! Pay attention! Let’s dig in….

Keep reading in my blog where there are links to dig deeper as well as a special video movie depicting the Gospel of John chapter 10.

Jesus said, “Anyone with ears to hear must listen to the Spirit and understand what he is saying to the churches.” ~ ‭‭Revelation‬ ‭3:22‬ ‭NLT‬‬ – this is repeated 14 times in scripture. Kind of gives the idea that God wants us to pay attention.

If you want to reap all the benefits of salvation including the 1-way, non-stop ticket to Heaven then…

Believe. Repent. Be Baptized. Receive the Holy Spirit.

Pray this prayer humbly and wholeheartedly…

“Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I believe You died for my sins. Please forgive me. Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and my life to you. I confess You as my personal Lord and Savior. I surrender my whole life to you and I will follow you for the rest of my life. Thank You, Jesus, for saving me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”

Jesus is coming back soon! Are you ready?

Soli Deo Gloria — To God Alone Be the Glory!

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