Jesus came to give us “life to the full,” a life without sin that will never end.

Scripture: John 10:1-10

ESV Text: John 10:1-10

John 10:1-10 (Listen)

I Am the Good Shepherd

10:1 “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door but climbs in by another way, that man is a thief and a robber. But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. To him the gatekeeper opens. The sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. A stranger they will not follow, but they will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers.” This figure of speech Jesus used with them, but they did not understand what he was saying to them.

So Jesus again said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. All who came before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture. 10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. (ESV)

KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 10

     1 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. 2 But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. 3 To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out. 4 And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice. 5 And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers. 6 This parable spake Jesus unto them: but they understood not what things they were which he spake unto them. 7 Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep. 8 All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them. 9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. 10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 188:
Hallelujah! Jesus Lives — Organ Audio

1. Halleluia! Jesus Lives! 
He is now the Living One; 
From the gloomy house of death 
Forth the Conqueror has gone, 
Bright Forerunner to the skies 
Of His people, yet to rise. 

2. Jesus lives! Let all rejoice; 
Praise Him, ransomed ones of earth. 
Praise Him in a nobler song, 
Cherubim of heavenly birth. 
Praise the Victor-King, whose sway 
Sin and death and hell obey. 

3. Jesus lives! Why weepest thou? 
Why that sad and frequent sigh? 
He who died our Brother here 
Lives our Brother still on high, 
Lives forever to bestow 
Blessings on His Church below. 

4. Jesus lives! And thus, my soul, 
Life eternal waits for thee; 
Joined to Him, thy living Head, 
Where He is, thou, too, shalt be; 
With Himself, at His right hand, 
Victor over death shalt stand. 

5. Jesus lives! To Him my heart 
Draws with ever new delight. 
Earthly vanities, depart, 
Hinder not my heavenward flight. 
Let this spirit ever rise 
To its magnet in the skies. 

6. Halleluja, angels, sing! 
Join us in our hymn of praise, 
Let your chorus swell the strain 
Which our feebler voices raise: 
Glory to our God above 
And on earth His peace and love! 

Hymn: LSB 671 Sing With All the Saints in Glory