The "I Am's" of John's Gospel - Part 5 - The Door

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Scripture Reading: John 10:1-10

  1. How is the proverb of the sheep pen connected to the controversy over the healing of the blind man in John 9?

  2. What is the larger background debate that Jesus enters into here?

  3. How does this passage contribute to John’s purpose statement in John 20:30-31

  4. Who does Jesus exclude or include by calling himself a door?

  5. What is on the other side of “the door”?

    Notable Passages

    Psalm 118 ( especially vs 19-24 )

    Ezekiel 34 ( especially vs 11-16 )

    Ezekiel 37:15-28

    Matthew 23:13

    John 4:1-26 ( v. 21, “Are you greater than our father Jacob?” )

    John 8:30-53 ( v.53, “Are you greater than our father Abraham?” )

    Romans 9-11 ( especially 9:23-26, 11:17-32 )

    Ephesians 2:11-22