Perhaps the most beloved portrayal of Jesus from the I Am statements is the picture of him as the Good Shepherd found in John 10. From this image, and others in scripture, we can be assured that Jesus....
Protects us - "I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand." John 10:28
Guides us - "He restores my soul. He leads me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake." Psalm 23:3
Nurtures us - "He will tend his flock like a shepherd; he will gather the lambs in his arms." Isaiah 40:31
Lays down his life for us - "I am the Good Shepherd. The Good Shepherd lays down his life for the sheep." John 10:11
I look forward to learning more with you this Sunday about Jesus, our Good Shepherd.