(for the week of November 22, 2020)
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Note to Group Leaders: More than anyone else, you are aware of the size of your group, time constraints, the needs of your group, etc. Please read through the Scripture and material below and use whatever you believe will be most helpful to your group.
This Week’s Scripture: Ezekiel 34:11-24
Key Idea from Sermon
God loves and shepherds his sheep and promises to send a shepherd in the line of David to save them.
1. Read Ezekiel 34:11-24 and answer the following questions.
For Further Discussion
2. Read Psalm 23. Describe what the following phrases mean and how you have experienced God shepherding you in that way.
3. What is the hope expressed in Psalm 23:6?
4. Read John 10:1-18.
5. What was Jesus telling the Pharisees in John 10:1-6?
6. What does Jesus call himself in John 10:7-10? What does he mean by describing himself in such a way?
7. Jesus refers to himself as “the good shepherd” in John 10:11-18. Compare and contrast Jesus, the good shepherd, to the hired hands.
8. How does Jesus, the good shepherd, compare with the image of the shepherd in Ezekiel 34:11-24?
Applying the Scripture
9. In what ways are you a shepherd to those entrusted to your care and leadership?
10. List the chief characteristics of a good shepherd that you find in Ezekiel 34:11-24, Psalm 23, and John 10:1-18.
11. Which of those attributes best describes you? Which one do you most need to work on?
12. Memorize Psalm 23 and recite it to someone.