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Where Jesus Is, the Grass Is Greener [6-2-19]

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Last week, we looked at two things Jesus does as our Good Shepherd:

First, he calls us.
The second thing Jesus does is he leads us.

Today, as Jesus calls us and leads us, we're going to look where he's leading us to. Verse 10 says Jesus came that we may have life and have it abundantly. Today we're going to look at what that means.


To get us started, here's something you might want to keep in mind:

No matter what you experience or go through in life, because Jesus Christ is the Good Shepherd, you are always going to be okay.

That's the context in which to understand verse 10 and the abundant life Jesus promises.


Jesus is saying, if you want to find the greener pastures that so many people talk about but never find, then follow him. He's the Good Shepherd. Jesus will lead you there.


How many of you know who Barbara Walters is? Years ago, she interviewed actor Richard Dreyfuss after some awards show. She asked him, "If you could have one wish, what would you wish for?" Dreyfuss replied:

Every time I have a birthday, every time I blow out candles, every time I see a shooting star, I wish the same thing…I wish for inner security.

That is both sad and instructi