• The Good Shepherd LEADS. >Real, genuine Christianity is FOLLOWING Jesus. >In our sinfulness we like to be IN CONTROL. >We are to trust Him with EVERYTHING.
• The Good Shepherd leads His followers (His sheep) to RIGHTEOUSNESS. >God cares MORE about your MATURITY than He cares about your comfort or happiness. >God cares MOST about your HOLINESS, your righteousness. >God is ultimately producing His JOY in you.
• The Good Shepherd leads His followers in paths of righteousness for His OWN GLORY. >God exists to see His own Name glorified and WORSHIPED. >God’s commands to follow and worship Him are loving INVITATIONS to you. >The only way we can be led to righteousness is to understand that God must lead us to JESUS.
Only two possible paths to take……
• Follow your OWN path that leads away from the Good Shepherd and eternal life with Him. • Follow the Good Shepherd to JESUS and eternal life with Him.