Pastor Ron Roddey
"The Good Shepherd"
Cornerstone Baptist Church
Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA
John Chapter 10
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.
10:2 But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.
10:3 To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he
calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out.
10:4 And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and
the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.
10:5 And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for
they know not the voice of strangers.
10:6 This parable spake Jesus unto them: but they understood not what
things they were which he spake unto them.
10:7 Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I
am the door of the sheep.
10:8 All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep
did not hear them.
10:9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and
shall go in and out, and find pasture.
10:10 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.
10:11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the
10:12 But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the
sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth:
and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep.
10:13 The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for
10:14 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.
10:15 As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay
down my life for the sheep.
10:16 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.
10:17 Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that
I might take it again.
10:18 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.
10:19 There was a division therefore again among the Jews for these
10:20 And many of them said, He hath a devil, and is mad; why hear ye
10:21 Others said, These are not the words of him that hath a devil. Can
a devil open the eyes of the blind?