Compare and Contrast: Good Shepherd vs. Hired Hands
- The Good Shepherd lays down his life for the flock.
- The Hired Hands run away and sacrifice the flock.
Jesus’ Shepherding is:
- Selfless – Romans 5:7-8
- Sacrificial – 2 Corinthians 5:21
- Specific – Eph. 5:25; John 3:16; John 1:29
- Successful – Matthew 28:5-7
The Hired Hands (Pharisees) Shepherding is:
The reason Jesus is our Good Shepherd: Relationship
- Jesus knows his flock
- The flock know their Shepherd
MAIN POINT: God’s authority in Jesus, is what makes him the Good Shepherd.