Who Do You Say That I AM?
Sunday, January 15
“Therefore Jesus said again, “Very truly I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep. All who have come before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep have not listened to them. I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out, and find pasture.” (John 10:7-9)
This week we will be focusing on Jesus’ declarations that, “I am the door of the sheep” and “I am the good shepherd.” Shortly before Jesus spoke these words in John, chapter 10, some of the Pharisees were questioning the man healed by Jesus who had been blind from birth (John 9:1 AMPC). Although the man with new eyesight gave an amazing testimony of Jesus “If this Man were not from God. He would not be able to do anything like this” (John 9:33 AMPC), the Pharisees threw him out of the synagogue. Jesus first reassured the now seeing man that he was the Son of Man or Son of God and the man confessed, “Lord, I believe!” (John 9:38 AMPC). He then spoke to the Pharisees who lingered nearby and still challenged Jesus’ authority to access God. This week we will discover the powerful meaning behind Jesus’ unique, divine identity as “the door” for the sheep and “the good shepherd.”
Prayer for the Day: Daddy God, thank you for this day and for our beloved Savior Jesus! As we focus this week on Jesus’ identity as “the door of the sheep” and “the good shepherd” help us be open to our need for Him and His purposes in our lives – Amen.
Personal Prayer: “Lord Jesus, You ask – “Who do you say that I am?” Lord, open my mind so I can understand who You are, and who I am in You.”