John 10: 9-11 “I am the gate. Whoever comes in by me will be saved; they will come in and go out and find pasture. The thief comes only in order to steal, kill and destroy. I have come in order that you might have life — life in all its fullness. I am the good shepherd who is willing to die for the sheep.”
Again, Jesus speaks to us in his parable of the Shepherd. He tells us that we are his flock and he is our shepherd; he is willing to die to save his flock—referring to his crucifixion to save us from our sins. Furthermore he tells us that he is the gate to heaven. We must believe in Christ as our Lord and Savior in order to see the kingdom of God.
He cautions us of the ‘thief’, the evil one who only wishes to steal, kill and destroy. He likens him to a wolf that snatches the sheep and scatters them. This analogy is to help us understand that Jesus cares for us and that we can find solace in him and his leadership.
John 8:12 Jesus spoke to the Pharisees again. “I am the light of the world,” he said. “Whoever follows me will have light of life and will never walk in darkness.”
Jesus was speaking to the Pharisees in the temple when he said this. He said this meaning that he had come to save the world from its sins, from the darkness, and that whoever believed in him, believed him to be Christ our savior, would be saved from darkness, from God’s punishment, and would have everlasting life.0