John 10:11-15 ESV
11 I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. 12 He who is a hired hand and not a shepherd, who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees, and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. 13 He flees because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep. 14 I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, 15 just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep.
I.JESUS IS THE DOOR TO THE FATHER
A.Jesus is the door to the Father and we need a door because we are sinners.
B.The bad news that we are sinners causes the full goodness of Jesus as our door come into view.
II.JESUS IS THE ONLY DOOR
A.The Gospel is exclusive but not elitist.
B.The Gospel is both exclusive and inclusive at the same time.
III.A DOOR TO SO MUCH MORE
A.Jesus is the door not just to the Father but knowing the Father.
B.God has made Himself known to us & invites us through Jesus to know Him.
4 STEPS TO KNOWING THE FATHER BETTER
1. Make your prayers about praise.
2. When you pray, be present.
3. When you pray, get personal.
4. No matter what, when it comes to prayer, be persistent.