Date

February 7 - 13, 2021

Location

West Franklin
700 New Highway 96 W
Franklin, TN 37064 United States

Sunday February 7, 2021 | The Good Shepard 

Jesus is the Good Shepherd. God sent Him to rescue sinners. Jesus laid down His life for His sheep so they could have forgiveness and eternal life. When we trust in Jesus, we are His sheep who listen to, follow, and obey Him.

This Week’s Lesson: The Good Shepard

  • Bible Passage:  John 10;
  • Story Point: Jesus is the Good Shepard.
  • Key Passage: John 14:26 
  • Big Picture Question: What did Jesus teach while He was on the earth? Jesus taught about God and His Kingdom.

Jesus told a story to the Jewish leaders: “If a person climbs into a sheep pen, he is not the shepherd; he is a thief,” Jesus said. “A shepherd comes in through the gate and calls his sheep by name. When the sheep hear the shepherd’s voice, they follow him. If the sheep hear a stranger’s voice, they run away.” The people did not understand Jesus’ story. God’s people are like sheep, and Jesus is the Shepherd. Jesus said, “I am the gate for the sheep. They come in through Me and are saved.” Jesus was saying that He is the way to true life. Jesus warned, “A thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy.” Jesus was talking about the devil, who does not want people to follow God. Jesus said, “I have come so that they may have life—extraordinary life.” Jesus is the Good Shepherd who gives up His life for the sheep. He said, “I know My sheep, and My sheep know Me.” Like a shepherd risks his own life to protect his sheep from wolves, Jesus was willing to die for His people. Jesus came to do His Father’s plan, and He was going to die on the cross and rise again. The Jews started to argue. Many said, “Do not listen to Him; He’s crazy.” Others said, “He does not sound crazy. Can a crazy man give sight to the blind?” The Jewish leaders asked Jesus, “Are You really the Messiah? Just tell us.” Jesus answered, “I did tell you, but you do not believe. My miracles prove who I am. You are not My sheep.” Jesus reminded them that He is the Good Shepherd. “My sheep hear My voice, I know them, and they follow Me. I give them life forever. No one will take them out of My hand. The Father and I are one.”

Christ Connection: Jesus is the Good Shepherd. God sent Him to save sinners. Jesus gave up His life so His people could be forgiven and have life with God forever. Those who trust in Jesus are His sheep. They listen to Him, follow Him, and obey Him.



FAMILY STARTING POINTS

Babies and Toddlers

  • Jesus said that He is the Good Shepherd.
  • Jesus knows His followers, and they know Him.
  • Jesus gave up His life to rescue His people from sin.
  • Those who love Jesus listen to Him and obey Him.
  • Jesus taught about God.

Preschool

  • Jesus is the Good Shepherd.
  • What did Jesus teach when He was on earth? Jesus taught about God and His kingdom.

Session 5 Activity Pages


Have a Blessed Sunday!

Contact

Kelly Davenport
kdavenport@westfranklinchurch.com
615-850-3170