We encourage you to take the time to work through this personal study guide before we gather together for women's meeting.
These questions and study tips will help you to look into the Scriptures and study John 10:1-10 on your own before we discuss together and are taught from this text on Tuesday.
Women's meeting will be held Tuesday March 19th at 7pm
Childcare available upon request. Please message Providence on social media or contact Lauren Schreiber if you will be needing childcare.
Read John 10:1-10 and identify where we are in the biblical narrative based on what you have read (pre Christ birth, during Christ’s life, post-death, or post resurrection).
In this passage, who is calling themselves the good shepherd? Who are the sheep?
In verses 7 & 9, Jesus says "I am the door". What do you think he means when he says that?
John 10:1-10 ESV
"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. 2But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. 3To him the gatekeeper opens. The sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. 4When he has brought out all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. 5A stranger they will not follow, but they will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers." 6This figure of speech Jesus used with them, but they did not understand what he was saying to them.
7So Jesus again said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. 8All who came before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. 9I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture. 10The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.