March 2, 2014
UNFORTUNATELY THERE IS NO AUDIO RECORDING FOR THIS SERMON.
John 10 can’t be separated from John 9. Jesus healed a blind man and many
people believed on Him as the Messiah. But the healing took place on a Sabbath so there were plenty of others who rejected Him and wanted to prosecute Him. They drove the healed man out of the synagogue because he admitted that Jesus was from God:
Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when he had found him, he said unto him, Dost thou believe on the Son of God?
He answered and said, Who is he, Lord, that I might believe on him?
And Jesus said unto him, Thou hast both seen him, and it is he that talketh with thee.
And he said, Lord, I believe. And he worshipped him.
And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind.
And some of the Pharisees which were with him heard these words, and said unto him, Are we blind also?
Jesus said unto them, If ye were blind, ye should have no sin: but now ye say, We see; therefore your sin remaineth
(Jn. 9:35-41). Now we continue with the rest of that conversation.
If you skip down to verse six you’ll see that verses 1
-5 are a parable or an allegory.
There’s a flock of sheep kept behind a fence and they’re brought out through the
door by their shepherd so that they can graze in the pasture.
It’s good to remember
Psalm as we read through this. But there are also thieves and robbers who come to steal the sheep. T
hey don’t care about the sheep; they want to make a
This parable builds on what we’ve already seen in John. The Pharisees are
ey love to say they’re from God (and that they’re legitimate
shepherds) but in reality they do the works of their father the devil.
But God’s flock isn’t in any danger from them at all as we shall see:
Verily, verily, I say unto you,
He uses the Hebrew
“amen, amen” to let them know this is serious and true.
s the Son of God or that they
re steeped in sin. They think they have everything necessary to please God, so Jesus is warning them:
He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.