The Good Shepherd – Gospel in Life
Sermon

The Good Shepherd

Tim Keller |  July 14, 1991

Download Agreement


By downloading this file, I confirm I understand Gospel in Life's Copyright & Permissions policies and agree to only use this file for personal usage and will not upload it to any third-party platforms.

 

Topics:
  • God's Love
  • Understanding the Gospel
Duration:
40:05
Scripture:
John 10:1-15
SKU:
RS 11-37

John 10:1–15

In John 10:1-15, Jesus calls himself the Good Shepherd. This image reminds us of the loving, healing, and caring God we read about in the 23rd Psalm. Jesus is saying that He is the one who can offer us the love and guidance we all desire. The real question is how we accept Jesus as our shepherd and understand what we owe Him and what He gives us.

1. What is he to the sheep?

When we think of Jesus as the Good Shepherd, we’re reminded of how much we need help and guidance in our lives. Just like a sheep needs its shepherd, we need God in every part of our lives. The key takeaway is to willingly follow God’s lead, knowing that we matter a lot to Him and that should be the main driving force in our lives.

2. What does Jesus give to the sheep?

As our Good Shepherd, Jesus deeply loves and understands us. He loved us so much that He gave up His own life to save us from our sins. Despite our mistakes, He offers us peace and total acceptance. When we realize and accept this amazing love from God, it can bring about a powerful change in our lives.

Related

Sermon

The God Who Is

By Tim Keller
Sermon

The First Christian

By Tim Keller
Sermon

The Healing of Anger

By Tim Keller

February Book Offer

Put Your Hope Not in Lesser gods, But in the One True God

In his book Counterfeit Gods, Tim Keller shows us how a proper understanding of the Bible reveals the truth about societal ideals and our own hearts — and that there is only one God who can wholly satisfy our cravings and fulfill our hopes.

February Book Offer

Put Your Hope Not in Lesser gods, But in the One True God

In his book Counterfeit Gods, Tim Keller shows us how a proper understanding of the Bible reveals the truth about societal ideals and our own hearts — and that there is only one God who can wholly satisfy our cravings and fulfill our hopes.