Parable of The Good Shepherd Summary & Bible Verses. The Parable of the Good Shepherd Summary Explained, Meaning: Jesus is the Good Shepherd, Jesus is the Chief Shepherd, Jesus is the True Shepherd, Jesus is the Great Shepherd, Our Lord. Jesus Christ is the Good Shepherd – The only true way to God. Like Psalm 23 Bible Verses remind us (see Verses below), The Lord is our Shepherd. If we want to stay in the light, We should listen for His voice, hear His voice, and by God’s grace follow Him no matter what. May we always watch out and flee from the voice of strangers – the enemy and his agents who try to disguise as shepherds, and who try to tempt, entice, and entangle… May we instead always follow the Good Shepherd, so we may live, thrive, and bring honor and glory to God. Thank you Lord, for being our GOOD Shepherd!
The Parable of the Good Shepherd Explained ~ Meaning of the Parable:
(Please Scroll Down For Specific Verses about Jesus is the Good Shepherd, Jesus is the Chief Shepherd, Jesus is the True Shepherd, & Jesus is the Great Shepherd. Finally, we look at Psalm 23 Verses – The Lord is My Shepherd )
See also: List of Parables in the Bible
John 10:1-30 (New King James Version – NKJV)
Jesus the True Shepherd
“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door, but climbs up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.
But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. To him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice; and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.
And when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them; and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. Yet they will by no means follow a stranger, but will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers.
Jesus used this illustration, but they did not understand the things which He spoke to them.
Jesus the Good Shepherd
Then Jesus said to them again, “Most assuredly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. All who ever came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them.
I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.
The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep. But a hireling, he who is not the shepherd, one who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf catches the sheep and scatters them.
The hireling flees because he is a hireling and does not care about the sheep. I am the good shepherd; and I know My sheep, and am known by My own.
As the Father knows Me, even so I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep. And other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they will hear My voice; and there will be one flock and one shepherd.
Therefore My Father loves Me, because I lay down My life that I may take it again. No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This command I have received from My Father.”
Therefore there was a division again among the Jews because of these sayings. And many of them said, “He has a demon and is mad. Why do you listen to Him?”
Others said, “These are not the words of one who has a demon. Can a demon open the eyes of the blind?”
The Shepherd Knows His Sheep [Jesus is the True Shepherd!]
Now it was the Feast of Dedication in Jerusalem, and it was winter. And Jesus walked in the temple, in Solomon’s porch. Then the Jews surrounded Him and said to Him, “How long do You keep us in doubt? If You are the Christ, tell us plainly.”
Jesus answered them, “I told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in My Father’s name, they bear witness of Me. But you do not believe, because you are not of My sheep, as I said to you.
My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hand.
I and My Father are one.”
Jesus The Great Shepherd
“Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.” (ESV)
Jesus The Chief Shepherd
1 Peter 5:4
“And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away.” (NIV)
“For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; he will lead them to springs of living water. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.” (NIV)
The Lord is My Shepherd Bible Verses – Psalm 23 (NIV)
A psalm of David.
The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
he restores my soul.
He guides me in paths of righteousness
for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk
through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the LORD
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