Christ the Good Shepherd

John 10: 10-18

I am the Good Shepherd. The Good Shepherd gives His life for the sheep.

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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.

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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.

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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.


Luke 15: 4-7

What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he loses one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one which is lost until he finds it?

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And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing.

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And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbours, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost!’ I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in Heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance.”


Psalm 23

The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want. 

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He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters.

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He restores my Soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His Name’s sake.

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Yea, 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.

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You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over.


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Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life;

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and I will dwell in the House of the Lord forever.