Notice in the Bible we refer to the following:
Book - John (there are many different "books" in the one book of the Bible),
Chapter - Normally found as a big numeric heading. John has 21 chapters,
Verse - a segment usually about a sentence long.
The chapter and verse markings were added to the text as a handy index about 800 years ago. They are the same in virtually every different translation.
Here's a link to John chapter 10. You can also compare the text in several different languages and translations.
If you want a copy of John's Gospel in print, we're happy to meet you around the Mizzou campus and put one into your hand!
1. Jesus presents himself in this chapter as a shepherd, and his followers as a flock of sheep. What does this imply about Jesus' view of himself and of his followers?
2. The religious leaders who surrounded Jesus in the temple wanted Jesus to show a sign which would defend his claims to be the Messiah. What claims was he making? How had his claims been demonstrated or not demonstrated?
3. What is the fundamental difference in Jesus' estimation between being part of his flock and being a "thief," "robber," or "wolf"?
4. How would you describe yourself in light of John chapter 10?
Be sure to ask your questions and share your ideas in the comments for this post!