Pastor Ron Roddey
"The Abundant Life"
Cornerstone Baptist Church
Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA
Sunday Morning, April 25, 2010
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?
10:22 And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was
10:23 And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon's porch.
10:24 Then came the Jews round about him, and said unto him, How long
dost thou make us to doubt? If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly.
10:25 Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not: the works
that I do in my Father's name, they bear witness of me.
10:26 But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto
10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
10:28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish,
neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
10:29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is
able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.
10:30 I and my Father are one.
10:31 Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him.
10:32 Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from my
Father; for which of those works do ye stone me?
10:33 The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not;
but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself
10:34 Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are
10:35 If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the
scripture cannot be broken;
10:36 Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the
world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God?
10:37 If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not.
10:38 But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye
may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him.
10:39 Therefore they sought again to take him: but he escaped out of
10:40 And went away again beyond Jordan into the place where John at
first baptized; and there he abode.
10:41 And many resorted unto him, and said, John did no miracle: but all
things that John spake of this man were true.
10:42 And many believed on him there.