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Christ as the Door II
by Dr. Brad Black 
08/17/10
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Christ as the Door II

This week I want to pick up in the New Testament where Jesus calls himself the door. Look at John 10.

1Verily, 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.
2But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.
3To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out.
4And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.
5And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.
6This parable spake Jesus unto them: but they understood not what things they were which he spake unto them.
7Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.
8All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them.
9I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.
10The 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.
Jesus says he is the sheep door. This sounds strange to us, but I have read a book called “A Shepherd looks at Psalm 23.” As the title hints, the author (a shepherd) gives us insight into what a shepherd does and how it ties into what God is talking about in the 23rd Psalm. The author of the book explained that a shepherd stays out in the mountains with the sheep in the spring, summer, and fall. While they are out taking care of the sheep, they make what is called a sheepfold. The Shepherd makes an enclosure out of rocks and shrubs so the sheep cannot get out and the wild animals cannot get in. It will have one small opening that the Shepherd will stand in and call his sheep into at night. They will come to him and he will inspect them before he lets them in to the fold each night. Then the Shepherd will curl up and sleep in the doorway literally becoming a door in order to protect the sheep. Jesus uses this image to show what he will do for us. The sheepfold is heaven, Jesus will call us, he will inspect us, and he will protect us. I love this picture. That Jesus is door to let us into heaven. This is the same picture of last week’s blog of the Passover and the blood on the door. Jesus loved to use these word pictures to try to get us to understand His whole reason for coming to earth.
Next week I have one more picture of Jesus and the door that I want to share with you.





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