Luke 15:11 – 32, John 10:1 – 18
John 10:11 (NKJV)
11 “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep.
John 10:14 (NKJV)
14 I am the good shepherd; and I know My sheep, and am known by My own.
No earthly father loves like Thee,
No mother half so mild
Bears and forebears, as Thou has done
With me, Thy sinful child
Frederick W. Faber
I A Sacrificial Love
John 10:15 (NKJV)
15 As the Father knows Me, even so I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep.
John 10:17 (NKJV)
17 “Therefore My Father loves Me, because I lay down My life that I may take it again.
John 10:18 (NKJV)
18 No one takes 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 command I have received from My Father.”
II A Discerning Love
III A Mutual Love