The Summit Church
Everyday Jesus: I AM the Gate and the Good Shepherd
Discussion Guide: Week 5
Locations & Times
  • The Summit Church - Kernersville
    4440 High Point Rd, Kernersville, NC 27284, USA
    Thursday 6:30 PM, Sunday 9:30 AM, Sunday 11:00 AM
  • The Summit Church- Oak Ridge
    1420 NC-68 North, Oak Ridge, NC 27310, USA
    Sunday 9:30 AM, Sunday 11:00 AM
  • The Summit Church
    Thursday 6:30 PM
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As we celebrate Palm Sunday and the beginning of Holy Week, we are going to discuss 2 more I AM statements of Jesus: "I Am the Gate'' and "I Am the Good Shepherd". This message is the perfect way to head into Easter as both of these statements were spoken in the days and hours before Jesus' death on the Cross.
Read John 10:1-6. What was Jesus saying to the Pharisees?

The Pharisees did not understand what Jesus was telling them so Jesus continued to explain. Read John 10: 7-10. Who is the Gate and who are the sheep?
We often think of gates as restrictive; used to keep someone or something out. However, in the context of this scripture, Pastor Jonathan shared that it is better to think of a gate as an access point or an entrypoint rather than a barrier. With that in mind, in what ways do you think Jesus serves as our gate for us personally?
Read John 10: 11-18. Jesus says "I am the good Shepherd" and just days later, Jesus actually laid down His own life on the Cross. In what ways does a shepherd secure and defend his sheep and how does Jesus do the same for us?
Jesus says "I know my sheep and my sheep know me"? What does he mean by this?
Jesus gave His life for us so that He could give His life to us. God gave Himself first and our next step is to receive Him. In what ways are you taking these steps to receive Jesus in your own life?
This week, as we are preparing our hearts and minds for Easter, take some time to reflect and refocus on your relationship with Jesus and HIS love and sacrifice for you. You have been found in Him; you have Him; He is with you.