Sunday, March 19 , 2023 | Dinner With Jesus | Part Three: The Good Shepherd

Mark 6:30-31 (NIV)

The apostles gathered around Jesus and reported to him all they had done and taught. Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.”

Mark 6:32-33 (NIV)

So they went away by themselves in a boat to a solitary place. 33 But many who saw them leaving recognized them and ran on foot from all the towns and got there ahead of them.

Mark 6:34a (NIV)

When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. 

Shepherd/Sheep Relationship

The shepherd ______________.  

The shepherd ______________ each sheep. 


The shepherd ________________.

John 10:14-15 (NIV)

“I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me—15 just as the Father knows me and I know the Father—and I lay down my life for the sheep.”

John 6:15 (NIV)

Jesus, knowing that they intended to come and make him king by force, withdrew again to a mountain by himself. 

Matthew 14:15 (NIV)

As evening approached, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a remote place, and it’s already getting late. Send the crowds away, so they can go to the villages and buy themselves some food.” 

Matthew 14:16 (NIV)

Jesus replied, “They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.” 

Matthew 6:25  (NIV)

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 

Matthew 5:43–44 (NIV)

“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you…”

Matthew 5:28 (NIV)

But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. 

Matthew 18:22 (NIV)

Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.

Matthew 14:18–19 (NIV)

“Bring them here to me,” he said.

John 6:4 (NIV)

The Jewish Passover Festival was near. 

John 6:49–51 (NIV)

Your ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness, yet they died. But here is the bread that comes down from heaven, which anyone may eat and not die.  I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats this bread will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.”

RightNow Media Weekly Suggestion: 

“The Disciplines of Abiding” by D.A. Carson

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