SHEPHERD OF ONE FOLD

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Text:  John 10:14-18  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 [soul] 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 [soul], 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.

OTHER SHEEP

John 10:16  And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold [833, house Luke 11:21nasb (Israel)]: them (Gentiles) also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold [4168, flock, both called Jew and Gentile], and one shepherd.

OTHER SHEEP AFAR OFF

Acts 2:39  For the promise (agelasting life, 1 Jn 2:25) is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.

I PRAY FOR THEM

John 17:9  I pray for them: … which thou hast given me; for they are thine.

THE ONES BELIEVING MAY BE ONE

John 17:20-21  Neither pray I for these (Jews) alone, but for them (Gentiles) also which shall [the ones] believe [present active participle, believing] on me through their (apostles) word;  21  That they (the ones believing) all may be one (with each other); as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they (the ones believing) also may be one in us: …

 IN CHRIST, TWO MADE ONE

Ephesians 2:12-15  That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:  13  But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.  14  For he is our peace, who hath made both (called Jews and Gentiles) one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;  15  Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain (Jew and Gentile) one new man, so making peace;

IF ANY BE IN CHRIST, A NEW CREATION

2 Corinthians 5:17  Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

THERE SHALL BE ONE FLOCK

John 10:16  And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold [palace, house): them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold [flock], and one shepherd.

LITTLE FLOCK GIVEN THE KINGDOM

Luke 12:32  Fear not, little flock [4168]; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

THE FLOCK, THE CHURCH

Acts 20:28  Take heed therefore unto yourselves (elders), and to all the flock [4168], over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.

FEED THE FLOCK

1 Peter 5:2-3  Feed the flock [4168] of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, …  3  Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being ensamples to the flock [4168].

THE LAMB WHO BECAME A SHEPHERD

John 1:29  The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.

HE GIVETH HIS SOUL

John 10:11  I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth [present active, place under] his life [yuch, soul] for the sheep.

HE LAY DOWN HIS SOUL

John 10:14-15  I am the good shepherd, and know [understand] my sheep, and am known [understood] of mine.  15  As the Father knoweth [understandeth] me, even so know [understand] I the Father: and I lay down [present active, commit, not an event] my life [soul, (not spirit)] for the sheep.

OUR SHEPHERD IS GOOD TO US

Psalms 23:1 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want [deprived, have lack].

HE LAID DOWN HIS SOUL

John 10:17  Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down [present active] my life [soul, the will], that I might take it again. (in the kingdom age)

TO MINISTER AGELASTING LIFE

John 10:10  I am come that they (the sheep) might have [present active subjunctive of ecw, may or may not esteem] life (agelasting v. 28), and that they might have [may esteem] it more abundantly.

MINISTER AGELASTING LIFE

John 10:28  And I give [present active, show, minister, Eph 4:29] unto them (sheep) eternal [age] life; …

THIS PRIVILAGE GIVEN BY HIS FATHER

John 10:18  No man taketh it (soul) from me, but I lay it down [present active] of myself. I have power [privilege, liberty] to lay it down, and I have power [privilege, liberty] to take it (soul) again. This commandment have I received of my Father.

THIS WAS NOT OPTIONAL

Matthew 16:21  From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day.

AN EVENT FOR ALL MANKIND

John 19:30  When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up [aorist (event)] the ghost [spirit].

LAID DOWN HIS SOUL

Mark 14:32-34  And they came to a place which was named Gethsemane: …  33  And he taketh with him Peter and James and John, and began to be sore amazed, and to be very heavy;  34  And saith unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful unto death [thanatos]: …

AN ANGEL STRENGTHENED HIM

Luke 22:43-44  And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him.  44  And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: …

HE HUMBLED HIMSELF

Mark 14:36  And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take away this cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what thou wilt.

A SIN OFFERING FOR HIS SEED

Isaiah 53:10  Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise [humble, Jer. 44:10] him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days (2 days), and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand.

THE TRAVAIL OF HIS SOUL

Isaiah 53:11  He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many (the one body); for he shall bear (the consequences) their iniquities.

HIGH PRIEST

Hebrews 5:5  So also Christ glorified not himself (not my will) to be made an high priest; but he that said unto him, Thou art my Son, to day have I begotten thee (extended his ministry two day, 2,000 years).

SORROWFUL BECAUSE OF DEATH

Hebrews 5:7  Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save  him [out] from [ek] death [qanatov], and was heard [being obedient, Strong’s] in that he feared;

THY WILL BE DONE

Hebrews 5:8  Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;

OF GOOD THINGS TO COME

Hebrews 9:11  But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come …