Let me close in a prayer. Father we thank You for the goodness of the Shepherd, that He is the doorway of the sheep and He is the gate. He is the One who lays down His life for us. We are owned by Him. May we hear His voice more and more distinctly. Give us the grace of discernment and holy desire and to respond with surrender and submission to Your loving and gracious overtures, so that we would become people who follow closely upon Him. May we find our life, find our pasturage, and find our nourishment in Him, so that He will lead us safely into the Father’s Kingdom.
Lord we pray this evening that we would meditate upon and reflect upon and learn from our Lord Jesus and discover, again, more about His identity and about how we respond to Him as the Good Shepherd and the adorer of the sheep. We pray in His name. Amen.
1. Why did Jesus call Himself the Good Shepherd?
a) He owned many sheep.
b) He took good care of sheep and goats.
c) He takes care of those who belong to Him like a good shepherd takes care of his sheep.
2. How many doors are there to salvation?
a) There are many, for there are many religions by which we can be saved.
b) There are at least four: Mary, the saints, the prophets, the church.
c) There is only one door, and that door is Jesus.
3. What do you have to do in order to be saved?
a) You have to enter in order to be saved.
b) You have to wait until someone opens the door.
c) You do not have to do anything.
4. How did Jesus say He would show His love for His sheep?
a) He would lead them to green pastures.
b) He would give His life for His sheep.
c) He would lead them beside quiet waters.
5. When Jesus presented Himself as the Good Shepherd, how did the people receive Him?
a) Some wanted to kill Him; others followed Him.
b) They all rejected Him.
c) They all believed in Him.