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TEXT: John 10:1-18; Psalm 23
- Who was/is your favorite pet? What did you love so much about him/her?
- Troy described some ways that sheep are different than dogs or cats. Discuss a few of those ways. Why do you think God often uses sheep to describe humans?
- Read John 10:1-6. Who is the thief in this story? What makes them the thief?
- Read John 10:7-18. In this passage Jesus refers to himself as the “gate” and the “good shepherd”. What was He trying to teach His listeners? What do those metaphors mean to you personally?
- Jesus said I have other sheep not of this pen. Who was He referring to?
- Jesus made it clear in this teaching that His sheep will hear His voice. They will not follow the voice of a stranger. They will follow their true Shepherd.
- Are you following the Good Shepherd’s voice?
- What were the sources of His voice that God used to draw you to Him?
- What sources can you use to help draw others to the Good Shepherd?
- How do you discern a false/counterfeit shepherd from a true shepherd?
- Close your study with a reading of Psalm 23. Go around the room and praise God for one thing that this Psalm teaches you about His love and care.
Daily Bible Readings for the week of 05/01/2016:
Day 1: Isaiah 40:6-11
Day 2: 1 Peter 5:1-9
Day 3: Hebrews 13:20-21
Day 4: Acts 20:28-32
Day 5: Hosea 4:15-19
Day 6: Galatians 5:19-23
Day 7: John 15:1-8