11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.
12 But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep.
13 The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep.
14 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.
15 As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.
16 And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.
17 Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.
18 No man taketh 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 commandment have I received of my Father.
25 Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not: the works that I do in my Father's name, they bear witness of me.
26 But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you.
27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.
I. The Attractiveness of His Character (John 10:11)
1. The Good Shepherd Loves His Sheep Infinitely (John 10:11; John 10:1)
2. The Good Shepherd Loves His Sheep Intimately (John 10:3; John 10:16)
II. The Inclusiveness of His Concern (John 10:16)
1. The Good Shepherd Seeks the Sheep (John 10:16)
2. The Good Shepherd Shelters the Sheep (John 10:7; Hebrews 13:20-21; I Peter 5:4)
III. The Effectiveness of His Call (John 10:27-30)
1. The Call Expects a Response (John 10:27)
2. The Call Establishes a Relationship (John 10:28; Colossians 3:3)
A. The Relationship is Indestructible (John 10:28)
B. The Relationship is Indissoluble (John 10:29)