"So Jesus again said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. All who came before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” John 10:7-11 ESV
Ask, seek, knock and the door will be opened. A close relationship with God, by the power of the Holy Spirit, through the blood of Jesus Christ is the abundant life. Abundant life is peace with God. You can have a deep relationship with God through Jesus Christ. It's such a beautiful thing!
In this episode of Faith Training, I talk a little bit more about how Jesus is the door, as well as the other scriptures that I covered in the last episode. Watch the video...
Take this bible study further by reviewing the scripture references:
“Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6 ESV https://www.bible.com/bible/59/jhn.14.6.esv “”Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door but climbs in by another way, that man is a thief and a robber.” John 10:1 ESV https://www.bible.com/bible/59/jhn.10.1.esv “And crying out with a loud voice, he said, "What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I adjure you by God, do not torment me."” Mark 5:7 ESV https://www.bible.com/bible/59/mrk.5.7.esv “And the Lord said to Moses, "I have seen this people, and behold, it is a stiff-necked people.” Exodus 32:9 ESV https://www.bible.com/bible/59/exo.32.9.esv “Go up to a land flowing with milk and honey; but I will not go up among you, lest I consume you on the way, for you are a stiff-necked people."” Exodus 33:3 ESV https://www.bible.com/bible/59/exo.33.3.esv “"You stiff-necked people, uncircumcised in heart and ears, you always resist the Holy Spirit. As your fathers did, so do you.” Acts 7:51 ESV https://www.bible.com/bible/59/act.7.51.esv “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."” Matthew 11:28-30 ESV https://www.bible.com/bible/59/mat.11.28-30.esv “For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.” Romans 8:29 ESV https://www.bible.com/bible/59/rom.8.29.esv “he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will,” Ephesians 1:5 ESV https://www.bible.com/bible/59/eph.1.5.esv “If anyone's will is to do God's will, he will know whether the teaching is from God or whether I am speaking on my own authority.” John 7:17 ESV https://www.bible.com/bible/59/jhn.7.17.esv “"Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” Matthew 7:7 ESV https://www.bible.com/bible/59/mat.7.7.esv “For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.” Matthew 7:8 ESV https://www.bible.com/bible/59/mat.7.8.esv “For I have no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Lord God; so turn, and live."” Ezekiel 18:32 ESV https://www.bible.com/bible/59/ezk.18.32.esv “The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.” 2 Peter 3:9 ESV https://www.bible.com/bible/59/2pe.3.9.esv “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,” Matthew 28:19 ESV https://www.bible.com/bible/59/mat.28.19.esv “for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now."” Acts 1:5 ESV https://www.bible.com/bible/59/act.1.5.esv “And I remembered the word of the Lord, how he said, 'John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.'” Acts 11:16 ESV https://www.bible.com/bible/59/act.11.16.esv “In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit,” Ephesians 1:13 ESV https://www.bible.com/bible/59/eph.1.13.esv “but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8 ESV https://www.bible.com/bible/59/rom.5.8.esv