We are halfway done with camp, and it has flown by! So far, we’ve been learning about the characteristics of Jesus. If this is your first peek at the post-camp discussion questions, feel free to check out the recaps from Monday and Tuesday. Today, we discussed John 10:1-15. The focus of this lesson was seeing Jesus as The Good Shepherd who was willing to die for his sheep (us!). Isn’t that exciting? We sure think so. We encourage you to take the time to engage your camper in good conversation about what they’ve learned at camp.

Today’s Emphasis

  • Jesus is the good shepherd.
  • Jesus was willing to die for us.

Today’s Questions

What was your favorite activity today?

What was today’s memory verse?

“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” John 10:11

What did you learn about Jesus today?

Jesus is The Good Shepherd and we are His sheep. He loves us so much, He was willing to die for us.

Who does Jesus protect us from? Why?

He protects us from the thief because He wants to take care of us. He loves us. He died for us. We are safe with Him.

Why did Jesus lay down His life for us?
Because He loves us. So we could have life in abundance.

John 10:1-15

“Very truly I tell you Pharisees, anyone who does not enter the sheep pen by the gate, but climbs in by some other way, is a thief and a robber. The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep. The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice. But they will never follow a stranger; in fact, they will run away from him because they do not recognize a stranger’s voice.”

Jesus used this figure of speech, but the Pharisees did not understand what he was telling them.

Therefore Jesus said again, “Very truly I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep. All who have come before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep have not listened to them. I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out, and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. The hired hand is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep. So when he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away. Then the wolf attacks the flock and scatters it. The man runs away because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep.

“I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me— just as the Father knows me and I know the Father—and I lay down my life for the sheep.”