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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 2330 Jesus Christ, as shepherd
2330 Jesus Christ, as shepherd

2330 Jesus Christ, as shepherd

A title for Jesus Christ indicating believers’dependence on him as he protects, tends and guides those whom he knows intimately.

Prophecies about the shepherd Messiah

Eze 34:23 See also Eze 37:24; Mic 5:2; Mt 2:6; Mic 5:4; Zec 13:7; Mt 26:31 pp Mk 14:27

Jesus Christ’s role as the good shepherd

He has compassion for the helpless Mt 9:36 See also Mk 6:34; Jn 11:52

He seeks lost sheep Mt 18:12-14 pp Lk 15:3-7 See also Mt 10:6; Mt 15:24; Lk 19:10; Jn 10:16

He knows his own sheep Jn 10:14-15 See also Mt 25:32; Jn 10:27

His sheep know his voice Jn 10:4 See also Jn 10:3,5,16,27

He provides for and protects his sheep Jn 10:9 See also Jn 10:28

He lays down his life for his sheep Jn 10:11 See also Mt 26:31 pp Mk 14:27; Jn 10:14-15,17-18

He judges the sheep Mt 25:32-46

Jesus Christ shepherds his flock

Christians are Jesus Christ’s flock Lk 12:32 See also Mt 10:16; Jn 10:16; Ac 20:29; Ro 8:36

Under-shepherds are appointed over Jesus Christ’s flock Jn 21:15-17 See also Ac 20:28; 1Pe 5:2-4

Jesus Christ the risen Lord is Shepherd

Rev 7:17 See also Heb 13:20; 1Pe 2:25; 1Pe 5:4

See also

1205God, titles of
1220God as shepherd
2015Christ, compassion
2230Messiah, coming of
7130flock, God’s
7789shepherd, church leader
8124guidance
8224dependence

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