Jesus Claims to be God (John 10:22-30)
Sunday with your kids
Lesson summary: Jesus, the Good Shepherd, is God and is one with the Father in heaven.
In our bible story we learned:
1. Jesus is the Good Shepherd.
2. Jesus is the door.
3. Jesus is God.
Where is the Gospel?
How does today's Bible story fit into God's greater plan of redemption?
John 10 is one of the clearest pre-cross explanations of the ministry of Jesus. The gospel is explained throughout the entire shepherd/sheep analogy. Jesus says that he is the Good Shepherd who lays down his life for the sheep. There is no mistaking the gospel here. Perhaps the most beautiful verse in the entire chapter is verse 18, where Jesus demonstrates his incredible love for us all. Jesus said that his death is his willing choice for his sheep. The transfiguration showed that Jesus had not lost his awesome power. If he had wanted to escape the cross, he certainly had the power to do so. But he chose, instead, to lay aside his power and willingly give up his life for us.
Family Discipleship - "Minutes" in the Home
Continuing on in the New Testament, we are on week 26 which starts on page 183 in the Old Story New devotional.
Pray about it! Thank God for giving us the Bible with secrets to the code so that we can understand and believe in Jesus.