Apologies for the sound quality on this sermon; there was a microphone issue!
It can be hard to know who we can trust, when many competing voices are trying to get our attention and our loyalty. In John 10:11-21, Jesus says, “I am the good shepherd.” He explains why he is a shepherd (the sheep know his voice) and why he is a good and trustworthy one (he lays down his life for his sheep). Jesus is not content to keep his flock small, either. He wants the good news of his love for all people to spread, so others will hear his voice and be drawn into his flock. Jesus never forces our trust. He wins it by proving himself to be the one who loves us above all others, by laying down his own life for us, his sheep.