Month: August 2009


CORNERED Jesus was walking in the temple, in the colonnade of Solomon. So the Jews gathered around him and said to him, “How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly.” John 10:23-24 The ESV version reads that … Continue reading CORNERED


NON-EXCLUSIVE OFFER  "And I have other sheep that are not of this fold.  I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd."  John 10:16-17     When previously speaking of the sheepfold, the door, and … Continue reading NON-EXCLUSIVE OFFER


SELF-INTEREST OF THE HIRELING I am the good shepherd.  The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.  He who is a hired hand and not a shepherd, who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees, … Continue reading SELF-INTEREST OF THE HIRELING


MOMENT OF RECOGNITION The sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.  John 10:3 In every love story, there is a moment of recognition where one soul sees into the soul of another and finds a place … Continue reading MOMENT OF RECOGNITION


THIEVES IN THE SHEEP PEN "Truly, truly, I say to you, He who does not enter the sheepfold by the door but climbs in by another way, that man is a thief and a robber."  John 10:1 This conversation with the Pharisees took place after … Continue reading THIEVES IN THE SHEEP PEN


SINNING INTENTIONALLY Jesus said to them, "If you were blind, you would have no guilt; but now that you say, 'We see,' your guilt remains.  John 9:41 It's a humbling thing to look back into your past, see the ways you sinned, but then say..."I … Continue reading SINNING INTENTIONALLY


BELIEVING “And, who is he, sir, that I may believe in him?”  Jesus said to him, “You have seen him, and it is he who is speaking to you.”  He said, “Lord, I believe.”  And he worshipped him.  John 9:36-38 True believing in Jesus is … Continue reading BELIEVING