The Parable Of The Good Shepherd

Matthew, Mark, Luke & John: Session 35

            In this session, Jesus gives an incredible example of what it really means to be given Spiritual eyesight. When Jesus approaches a man who was blind from his birth, he proclaims that this man's condition was planned in advance from outside time so that the works of God could be manifested through him. What follows is a symbolic method in which Jesus chooses to heal the man and his behavior afterwards shows evidence of one who not only received physical eyesight, but Spiritual eyesight as well. His new abilities led him to an interrogation before the Pharisees which resulted in his own excommunication. But as he was led away from the oppression of the Pharisees, he became a free man under the care of "The Good Shepherd." Then Jesus gave his famous parable of the Good Shepherd which boldly displays historical, personal and prophetic applications.





42 Minutes
December 20, 2013


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SESSION NOTES
MATTHEW
MARK
LUKE
JOHN
RELATED PASSAGES
Jesus Gives Sight To A Man Who Was Born Blind.

            (a) Was Born Blind: Spiritually & Physically.
            (b) Clay On The Eyes: Symbolic Of The Man's Spiritual Condition.
            (c) Washing In The Pool Of Siloam: Symbolic Of The Clensing & Baptism Of The Holy Spirit.
            (d) But Now I See: Spiritually & Physically.

John 9:1-7Genesis 3:14-15
Exodus 4:1-5
John 2:6-10
John 16:7-13
A Change Evidenced By Physical Eyesight.John 9:8-12
Intimidation & Interigation From The Pharisees.John 9:13-23
A Change Evidenced By Spiritual Eyesight.John 9:24-33
Evidence Of Two Forms Of Blindness In Action.

            (a) A Confessed Blindness Which Saves & Brings New Eyesight.
            (b) An Unconfessed (Stubborn & Willfull) Blindness Which Leaves One In Darkness.

John 9:34-41

Jesus Proclaims, "I Am The Door Of The Sheep".


            (a) Historical Application = Jesus' 1st Coming

                 Sheepfold = The Nation Of Israel
                 Porter/Doorkeeper = The Holy Spirit's Testimony Of The Coming Messiah/The Old Testament
                 Shepherd = Jesus
                 Sheep = All Jews Who Left The Blindness Of The Pharisees To Follow Jesus


            (b) Personal Application = Spiritual Rebirth

                 Sheepfold = The World
                 Porter/Doorkeeper = The Holy Spirit's Testimony Of Jesus' Atoning Death & Resurrection/The Old & New Testament
                 Shepherd = Jesus
                 Sheep = All Jews & Gentiles Who Leave The Blindness Of The World To Follow Jesus


            (c) Prophetic Application = The Rapture

                 Sheepfold = The Planet Earth
                 Porter/Doorkeeper = The Seal Of The Holy Spirit Ephesians 1:13-14 & 2nd Corinthians 1:21-22
                 Shepherd = Jesus
                 Sheep = All Those Sealed By The Holy Spirit Who Leave The Planet Earth To Follow Jesus 1st Thessalonians 4:16-17


John 10:1-10
Jesus Proclaims, "I Am The Good Shepherd".

            (a) He's Called The Good Shepherd John 10:11
                 Because He Lays Down His Life For The Sheep. Psalm 22

            (b) He's Called The Great Shepherd Hebrews 13:20-21
                 Because He Protects And Cares For His Sheep. Psalm 23

            (c) He's Called The Chief Shepherd 1st Peter 5:4
                 Because He Will Come Back To Reward His Sheep. Psalm 24

John 10:11-21


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