Jesus - The Good Shepherd
Sun 1 June 2014 | Bernard Watsulu | 08:59
In John 10:11 & 14 Jesus declares himself as the Good Shepherd. This is confirmed by the fact that He is willing to lay down His life for the sheep. His death as a penalty for our sin was 1) Voluntary He offered Himself up for us. 2) Vicarious He was counted as guilty in our place, and 3) Victorious He rose from the dead and is seated in glory. As followers of Christ we can rest in the knowledge that he knows us and cares for us deeply, despite our needs and circumstances. He is able to richly supply for our needs. He also promises to keep us eternally, therefore no fear of being lost (verses 27&28). We can rest in this knowledge.