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Dec 13: Jesus Christ, Good Shepherd


Discussion

  • According to these scriptures, what makes a good shepherd?
  • What makes a good sheep?
  • How can we be good shepherds?
  • Share a time when a family member shepherded you or your family.
  • Additional Resources

    • Light the World Day 13
    • Scriptures from the Topical Guide

      Morm. 5:17
      17 They were once a delightsome people, and they had Christ for their shepherd; yea, they were led even by God the Father.
      Gen. 49:24
      24 But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob; (from thence is the shepherd, the stone of Israel:)
      D&C 50:44
      44 Wherefore, I am in your midst, and I am the good shepherd, and the stone of Israel. He that buildeth upon this rock shall never fall.
      Ps. 23:1
      1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
      Ps. 80:1
      1 Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, thou that leadest Joseph like a flock; thou that dwellest between the cherubims, shine forth.
      Ps. 95:7
      7 For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. To day if ye will hear his voice,
      Isa. 40:11
      11 He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.
      Ezek. 34:12
      12 As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered; so will I seek out my sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day.
      John 10:14
      14 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.
      John 10:16
      16 And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.
      3 Ne. 15:21
      21 And verily I say unto you, that ye are they of whom I said: Other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.
      D&C 10:59
      59 I am he who said—Other sheep have I which are not of this fold—unto my disciples, and many there were that understood me not.
      Heb. 13:20
      20 Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant,
      1 Pet. 2:25
      25 For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.
      1 Pet. 5:4
      4 And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.
      1 Ne. 13:41
      41 And they must come according to the words which shall be established by the mouth of the Lamb; and the words of the Lamb shall be made known in the records of thy seed, as well as in the records of the twelve apostles of the Lamb; wherefore they both shall be established in one; for there is one God and one Shepherd over all the earth.
      1 Ne. 22:25
      25 And he gathereth his children from the four quarters of the earth; and he numbereth his sheep, and they know him; and there shall be one fold and one shepherd; and he shall feed his sheep, and in him they shall find pasture.
      3 Ne. 18:31
      31 But if he repent not he shall not be numbered among my people, that he may not destroy my people, for behold I know my sheep, and they are numbered.
      Mosiah 26:21
      21 And he that will hear my voice shall be my sheep; and him shall ye receive into the church, and him will I also receive.
      Alma 5:38
      38 Behold, I say unto you, that the good shepherd doth call you; yea, and in his own name he doth call you, which is the name of Christ; and if ye will not hearken unto the voice of the good shepherd, to the name by which ye are called, behold, ye are not the sheep of the good shepherd.
      Alma 5:57
      57 And now I say unto you, all you that are desirous to follow the voice of the good shepherd, come ye out from the wicked, and be ye separate, and touch not their unclean things; and behold, their names shall be blotted out, that the names of the wicked shall not be numbered among the names of the righteous, that the word of God may be fulfilled, which saith: The names of the wicked shall not be mingled with the names of my people;
      Hel. 7:18
      18 It is because you have hardened your hearts; yea, ye will not hearken unto the voice of the good shepherd; yea, ye have provoked him to anger against you.
      Hel. 15:13
      13 And this is according to the prophecy, that they shall again be brought to the true knowledge, which is the knowledge of their Redeemer, and their great and true shepherd, and be numbered among his sheep.
      3 Ne. 15:21
      21 And verily I say unto you, that ye are they of whom I said: Other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.
      3 Ne. 16:3
      3 But I have received a commandment of the Father that I shall go unto them, and that they shall hear my voice, and shall be numbered among my sheep, that there may be one fold and one shepherd; therefore I go to show myself unto them.

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