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Why You Should Abandon False Shepherds and Turn to the Great Shepherd, Part 3

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TEXT: John 10:1-6

Walter J. Chantry said, "Our Good Shepherd has become the model for under-shepherds. His great concern is the good of the sheep. A good shepherd gives himself to the sheep. A thief comes to get something from the flock -- wool or meat. Jesus our Lord made every personal claim subservient to the blessing of his flock; even to giving His life that they might live."

Even those sheep who decide to follow Jesus will be faced with false shepherds seeking to steal their allegiance from the Great Shepherd. These false shepherds will be of the number who 'came up another way.' Even today we have false shepherds who seek to use the lure of prosperity or happiness on Earth to draw people away from the Great Shepherd and into their own flocks.

How can Jesus' followers not be tricked by false shepherds? Jesus said, "A stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him." Why? Because "they know not the voice of strangers." You can avoid being deceived by false teachers by listening to their voices. If their voices do not echo the voice of the Great Shepherd, you must flee from them. You can know the Great Shepherd's voice by listening to Him regularly through reading the Bible and paying attention to what the Holy Spirit is speaking into your heart.

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