Day 4: John 10:1-21
Stories: The Good Shepherd
1) Jesus uses a figure of speech, that John points out in verse 6, as a slight against the Pharisees. They are the thieves and robbers He refers to.
2) Jesus makes the point that He is a shepherd that will stay with His sheep, fight for His sheep and even die for His sheep. He contrasts that with the Pharisees who He says will flee at the first sign of trouble to save their own skin.
3) Jesus makes the point that His sheep know His voice and that if someone doesn’t know Jesus’ voice, they obviously aren’t His sheep.
4) The Pharisees and Jewish leaders are still divided over Jesus because of the healing of the blind man from chapter 9 so that they are open to listening to His teaching.