Readings: Exodus 3:1-15; I Corinthians 10:1-13; John 10:11-18
“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.”—John 10:11
Small Group Questions
- Are there areas of your life which make you feel vulnerable to talk about…areas with which, if you are honest, you could use some good shepherding?
- In John 10:1–21 Jesus compares himself to the good shepherd…and us to sheep! In so doing he was evoking Old Testament promises well known to his audience.
- In Ezekiel 34:11–16 God made a promise to his people who had been subjected to bad shepherding. What, generally, was that promise?
- How, specifically, will God fulfill this promise according to Ezekiel 34:23–24 and Jeremiah 23:5-6?
- Based on these Old Testament Scriptures, what are at least two things Jesus was inferring that the crowd would have understood when he declared, “I am the good shepherd”(10:11)?
- What might “good shepherding” look like in your life today? And how might you go about finding it (or being it for others)?