I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd giveth His life for the sheep.
Today's message is the first in a series of discussions depicting God's protection; therefore, we begin with Jesus as the good shepherd.
Jesus is telling His audience that yes He is the good shepherd who gave His life for the sheep which is all humanity. To accept Christ's saving grace one must accept Him as Lord and Savior.
Jesus being the good shepherd, He provides all the sheep's needs both spiritual and physical. Jesus is our good shepherd because He willingly gave His life to atone the sins of the world. This shows the depth of God's love, grace and mercy. His agape love would not allow Him to forsake His prize creation-man so He gave His best-His only begotten Son. Christ being the good shepherd left His Spirit the Holy Spirit who resides in every believer as our heavenly compass as we make the journey to heaven.
Being that Christ's Spirit lives in us and all humanity was created in the image and likeness of God is only fitting that Christ our propitiator is our shepherd. It is noteworthy to say, Christ is our good shepherd being that He died for us providing eternal life to all who believe in Him and His atoning work on Calvary's cross.
Jesus Christ our good shepherd who provides all, knows all and can do all. Accept the good shepherd's provision and live for ever.
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